Sunrise Dementia Care
Dementia is one of the most common health conditions among adults over the age of 65. The impact of this condition goes beyond the patients who are diagnosed—it affects their families, the healthcare industry, and our society as a whole.
So, what exactly is dementia? What are the signs? And what can you do if you suspect your loved one might be affected?
What is dementia?
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life; however, it is not a specific disease. Many different diseases fall under this general term, with Alzheimer's being the most common.
Dementia Detection Signs
There are several detection signs to help determine whether your loved one might be experiencing dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a checklist to help distinguish when a loved one is exhibiting typical forgetful behavior and when it may be necessary to seek additional help, including:
- Memory loss
- Confusion or disorientation
- Difficulty selecting the right words (writing or speaking)
- Social isolation
- Changes in personality
- Vision problems
- Having trouble following a recipe or paying bills
- Losing/misplacing objects objects
- Difficulty completing daily tasks
- Impaired judgment
Find the Help You Need
At Sunrise, the mission of our resident-centered dementia care approach is simple: to provide residents with custom-tailored care that promotes and preserves their happiness, their health, and their dignity. Our senior living counselors are available to answer your questions to determine the best dementia care options for your loved ones.
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