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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

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Dementia is a condition where part of the brain that makes decisions is altered due to a disease or infection. More than 34 million people live with this debilitating condition. It generally affects the elderly, but in some cases can begin at a younger age. The symptoms of dementia gradually express themselves as a person struggles to do everyday tasks and experiences a decrease in social and cognitive abilities, leading to the necessity of a live-in dementia caregiver in Omaha.

Dementia can be difficult to diagnose because many people confuse cognitive symptoms as being associated with the general effects of aging. However, the earlier a senior adult receives medical treatment, the sooner physicians can begin treatment and a professional dementia caregiver from Home Care Assistance can implement our Cognitive Therapeutics method to slow cognitive decline.

If you think your aging parent or loved one may be expressing early symptoms of dementia, make an appointment with their physician or geriatrician as soon as possible. Common Symptoms include:

  • Disorientation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Retaining Information
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of Judgment
  • Loss of Coordination
  • Irritability

A person with dementia will experience changes in their mood, personality and behavior. They are often combative or unreasonable and experience forms of depression. In the early stages of the condition, symptoms are random and occur without warning.

Early detection is the key to helping your loved one. Along with consulting with a physician, it’s also advisable to begin discussing live-in senior care in Omaha for your elderly parent. In-home dementia care provided by Home Care Assistance allows your loved one to stay safe and comfortable at home as they age while also providing you with peace of mind knowing that they’re receiving 24/7 care.

For more information about the individualized dementia care plans available at Omaha Home Care Assistance, or to schedule a complementary home consultation, please call (402) 763-9140. Our Care Managers are available to assist you by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.