Senior Dementia: Signs and Symptoms

Does your senior have dementia?

Dementia is a syndrome that deteriorates memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform everyday tasks. It is commonly referred to as senility and affects over 35.6 million people worldwide.  There are 7.7 million new cases every year.  Alzheimer’s disease is attributed to 60-70% of all dementia cases.  Most senior disability and dependency problems are correlated to a dementia diagnosis. Dementia is caused by a variety of diseases and injuries that primarily affect the brain.  Strokes, lack of oxygen, and head injuries are all possible ways to develop or exacerbate this disease.

Dementia affects everyone in different ways and it’s not uncommon for many seniors to go months or even years without being properly diagnosed. Sometimes the symptoms are so mild that families and physicians don’t even know their loved ones or patients even have it.  As with any other debilitating disease, early detection can be your best solution. Although there is no cure for dementia, there are treatment options that can help slow the progression. Early detection is a seniors best defense in continuing to live a healthy, happy and independent lifestyle.  Social and economic impacts of dementia have been on the rise with the increased cases documented each year.

 

For all these Reasons Early Signs of Symptoms Are Critical!!!!!

 

Symptoms Consists Of:

• Memory loss that disrupts daily life
• Challenges in planning or solving problems
• Difficulty completing familiar tasks
• Confusion with time and place
• Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
• New problems remembering words while speaking or writing
• Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace ones steps
• Decreased or poor judgment
• Withdrawal from work or social activities
• Changes in mood or personality

If your senior is exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, contact their doctor immediately. Early Detection of Dementia is Imperative.

Always Best Care is affiliated with dementia support groups that can help caregivers and victims of dementia learn and understand the best ways to cope with this disease. We are dedicated to educating  families and victims of this widespread syndrome in order to help maintain a happy, healthy, and independent lifestyle for our seniors.

If you would like additional information on dementia, or would like to find a local support group, click the link below for our contact information.

 

Always Best Care of Plymouth Meeting, Pa

 

 

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