As we age, many people begin to worry about dementia, but dementia isn’t actually a normal part of aging. It’s not something that everyone will experience but it is fairly common. It affects about 1 out of every 10 seniors age 65 and over and becoming even more common the older you get. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia and accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of cases.
When diagnosed with dementia it is essential for the patient nd their family not to focus on the negative aspects of dementia. This can cause the patient to become susceptible to depression and loneliness. Living with dementia doesn’t have to be totally life-changing. A person with dementia is still able to function and learn new things through specialty techniques. It’s also important for someone with dementia to socialize and stay active, also choosing a quieter setting without too many visual distractions may prove helpful. Our highly trained dementia care givers assist and educate our clients as well as helping them and their family navigate this debilitating disease.
Caring for a dementia patient takes unique knowledge and patience, but given the proper tools, they will be able to remember certain things, and can make decisions for themselves.