Some people don’t know there are different types of dementia. However, the truth is, there are many different dementia disorders that family caregivers, their family and their senior home care providers should know about. If you are planning to care for your elderly loved one, it may be a good idea to learn about these disorders, even if they don’t currently have dementia.
Learn About Alzheimer’s Disease
One dementia disorder is called Alzheimer’s disease. This is a very common type of dementia and it is associated with language and speech problems, behavioral issues, and memory loss. Some other symptoms that your elderly loved one may experience if they have Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Trouble doing tasks that are familiar to them
- Becoming confused with times and places
- Having a difficult time with visual images and placing names with faces
- Trouble with problem-solving and making plans
If your elderly loved one does have Alzheimer’s disease, it would probably be a good idea to hire senior home care providers to help with their daily care.
Learn About Parkinson’s Disease
Did you know that Parkinson’s disease is a dementia disorder? Some symptoms of this disease that you should keep an eye out for in your elderly loved one include:
- Rigid limbs
- Tremors in their hands
- Balance/walking issues
- Moving slower than usual
- Trouble with coordination and balance
Parkinson’s disease can progress slowly over years or it can develop and progress quickly. Either way, your elderly loved one will need a lot of care and eventually around-the-clock care with this disease. It may be best to hire home care providers at the beginning of the disease, so they can get used to your elderly loved one’s case.
Learn About Vascular Dementia
Another type of dementia is called vascular dementia which usually happens after someone has a stroke. Some symptoms of this disease include:
- Lack of concentration and attention span
- Not able to process thoughts easily
- Can’t make plans on their own
- Aren’t able to decide what parts of tasks to do after the other
- Memory loss
If your elderly loved one has vascular dementia, they will need regular care from you and/or senior home care providers.
Senior Home Care Providers can Help Seniors with Dementia
These are some of the types of dementia that you may want to learn more about. Keep in mind that there aren’t currently cures for dementia. You may also need help from senior home care providers to care for your elderly loved one if they get any type of dementia.
If you or a family member are in need of hiring Senior Home Care Services in Pompano Beach FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Margate, Pompano Beach and Tamarac.
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