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You can remember the name of your kindergarten teacher, but can’t remember why you walked into a room. We misplace phones, reading glasses, and struggle to remember the name of the person we just met. Who hasn’t asked themselves, “Is this forgetfulness or dementia?”
How do we know if our forgetfulness is a symptom of getting older or if we’re experiencing dementia?In Home Dementia Care Experts
A decline in some cognitive abilities is associated with the aging process. In addition, forgetfulness can be brought on by other diseases, not just dementia.
Normal age-related brain changes include processing speed, language, memory, and executive functioning. Common examples of age-related forgetfulness are:
Dementia, on the other hand, is a progressive, degenerative condition that has multiple forms. Types of dementia include but aren’t limited to: Vascular, Lewy body, frontotemporal, and Alzheimer’s diseases. Signs of dementia may include:
If you are increasingly concerned about your forgetfulness or that of a loved one, talk to a doctor. Prior to your visit, make notes about why you are concerned. A diagnosis for dementia will require blood work, and scans. There may be testing to rule out other diseases as the cause in mental change.
At Inspired Care Solutions, we care for seniors while supporting family caregivers. Our care team is ready to help you navigate dementia care for your loved one.
In the case of forgetfulness, there are steps you can take to improve your memory and cognitive abilities:
In the case of a dementia diagnosis, a care plan will be created to alleviate symptoms, not curing the dementia:
If you or a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, hiring in-home care is an excellent way to remain living at home safely for as long as possible. We provide in-home care services to clients whose cognitive health ranges from mild forms of forgetfulness to diagnosed dementia.
Our caregivers assist with activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, and grooming) as well as instrumental activities of daily living (errands, transportation, laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation).
We provide medication management to ensure medications are taken as directed. We can determine the best pill planner to use, organize and combine pill bottles and/or pill planners, maintain a current list of medications and handle prescription refills. We remove medication confusion and the worry that can come with elderly adults managing multiple prescriptions.
Call us today to learn how we can make life easier and safer for you or your loved one.CALL INSPIRED CARE SOLUTIONS