With the holiday season coming up, it can add a lot of stress on caregivers. It is important for them to enjoy their time as well as continue to care for their loved ones. Below we have some tips listed for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia.
The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's which accounts for 50-80% of dementia cases. With the progression of the disease, each person may be able to complete different activities. Below we list forms of therapies that can be helpful and also specific activities. Keeping people active in hobbies and interests that gave them pleasure in the past is important after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
This article below shares more details about different types of dementia. To explore other types of dementia, Click here.
1.) Dementia is not a specific disease, it is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. There is a decline mentally and other thinking skills that can become severe enough to alter someones day-to-day activities. Some examples of symptoms are forgetting where they placed certain belongings, paying bills, planning and preparing meals, and remembering appointments.
There are many different types of brain disorders that are related to dementia. Below we are going to break down the differences in these various types of dementia. If you are interested in further information for any of these specific types of dementia, just click on the title.