What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia is the general term used to describe the decline of a person’s mental capacity to the point that it interferes with daily life. The most common form of dementia is the Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging however, it now affects close to six millions Americans. This debilitating disease can cripple an individual’s ability to communicate, think, or even take care of themselves.
10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood or personality
What we offer
Is a parent or loved one suffering symptoms from Alzheimer’s disease? Figuring out the best way to help your loved ones can be stressful and confusing. You are not alone. 1Heart Caregiver Services has a unique specialized service to help seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer’s. We have experienced caregivers who are capable of caring for loved ones crippled by this diseases. Through our Brain Fitness program, we provide various tools and skills to help those suffering from dementia. Our caregivers are trained to encourage activities that provide social and cognitive stimulation to help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.