Has your loved one been diagnosed with dementia?

   

As individuals age they often mistaken short-term memory loss as a regular part of the aging

process. That is not always the case. When an individual can no longer re-trace their steps or

begins to have significant changes in their memory and behavior  it may be time to call a care

manager.

With over 70 forms of dementia, this diagnosis can be very traumatic for the whole family.  Caring for someone with this diagnosis is often overwhelming and requires a strong advocate for both the diagnosed and their family members.

If you or a loved one is suffering from any other the following symptoms it may be related to an undiagnosed form of dementia:

  • Short-term memory loss

  • Increased confusion and inability to follow instructions

  • Reduced concentration and loss of ability to complete tasks

  • Significant personality changes or depressive symptoms

At Hope Aging Care we understand the complexities that surround this type of diagnosis. 

For families concerned that their loved one may be experiencing early signs of memory loss or difficulties with decision making, we can assist by completing a Comprehensive Assessment which includes diagnostic tools to determine if early states of cognitive impairment are present

We Can:

1. Help educate families on the disease process, how to effectively communicate with their loved one, and provide other tools to decrease caregiver burnout.

2. Assist with the creation of a safe, positive environment for everyone involved.

 

3. Coordinate auxiliary services aimed at slowing down the disease progression, improving quality of life and increasing the client's self-esteem. 

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Recommended Reading

Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness by Lawrence Katz, Ph.D and Manning Rubin

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young by Nancy Linde