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.

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What is dementia?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia typically occurs in older adults and is caused by damaged brain cells that cannot effectively communicate with each other. There are many different diseases and types of memory loss that fall under the umbrella of dementia, with Alzheimer's being the most common form. A doctor can help diagnose dementia or another memory loss condition through physical examination, tests, behavior studies and medical history.

Learn about the different types of dementia.

Symptoms and Signs of Dementia

Symptoms of dementia can vary from person to person depending on which area of their brain is affected and which stage of dementia they are in. 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 between 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

View more detailed information on the different stages of dementia.

Find the Help You Need

At Sunrise, our approach is simple: to provide residents with custom-tailored care that promotes and preserves their happiness, their health, and their dignity. Our senior resource counselors are available to answer your questions to determine the best dementia care options for your loved ones.

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