Becoming forgetful is a common sign of getting older. In fact, at least half of all people over the age of 65 report feeling more forgetful than when they were younger. But when does forgetfulness start to cross the line into signs of dementia? This can be a stressful thing to worry about for seniors and those who care for them. Here are some of the differences between forgetfulness and dementia. [Read more…]
The terms dementia and Alzheimer’s are often used interchangeably. But dementia is actually a broad category of health conditions that cause memory loss or impair mental abilities. Each form of dementia creates unique challenges and symptoms for those who live with the diagnosis.
The Most Frequently Diagnosed Forms of Dementia
There are a variety of diseases that are considered to be a form of dementia. The most frequently diagnosed include: [Read more…]
Do you have a loved one who has been recently diagnosed with a form of memory loss? As families with loved ones living with the disease will tell you, planning early for long term care is an important step. While many people with memory loss or dementia issues can continue to live independently for awhile, it’s likely they’ll eventually need Dallas Dementia Care Facility. The luxury of living in the DFW area is beneficial, as it gives families a lot of different choices from which to choose.
If you’re thinking about or in the pre-stages of your search for identifying the best Alzheimer’s Care Dallas Facilities, then you’ve probably noticed there are so many options to select from. I was talking to a family earlier this morning that was amazed with the number of people being diagnosed with this horrible disease. The unfortunate thing about going through this disease is that it is most taxing on the caregiver as it really is a 24 /7 type of job.
When I went through my search for finding the appropriate care option for my mom who was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s at the young age of 59 in 2008, I didn’t know what to exactly do. I was in a panic and I wanted answers fast. I didn’t want to wait for people to return my calls. As I started to make phone calls and tour several places, I started to get confused and I really didn’t know what questions to ask. After going through this experience with my mom, I decided that I wanted to start my company. Senior Living Specialists provides a FREE service to families when needing to find the appropriate in home companion agency or long term senior living option. [Read more…]