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Alzheimer's disease will bring significant changes in your day-to-day experiences. Things your loved one once did easily such as personal care will become increasingly difficult. The following suggestions may help you cope with Alzheimer's stages and plan for changes that will occur in the future. Call us today for a no obligation home visit to discuss care options, 303-699-8840. At Abby Senior Care a Care Manager will meet with your family to discuss building a Care Plan around the following points:
Many people have memory problems this does not mean they have Alzheimer's or another dementia. There are many different causes of memory problems. Some causes of dementia-like symptoms can be reversed. Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory difficulties or other change in thinking skills, don't ignore them. See a doctor soon to determine the cause. Professional evaluation may detect a treatable condition. And even if symptoms suggest dementia, early diagnosis allows a person to get the maximum benefit from available treatment.
While symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's can vary greatly, at least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia: