It is important to understand that dementia is not a specific disease, but in fact, it is an overall term to describe a variety of symptoms. Dementia is the general decline of brain function with a variety of symptoms such as judgment and memory loss. Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. Dementia affects a variety of cognitive functions for example judgement, sense of time or place, behavior, physical ability as well as their senses. At Senior Helpers we can help you create a thorough plan of care to make sure that you or your loved one remain as safe as possible. Our senior care advisors are dedicated to reducing your stress of caring for your loved one and making your loved one’s life healthy and enjoyable. 

There are several different types of dementia according to the Alzheimer’s Association:

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Vascular dementia

  • Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

  • Mixed dementia

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Frontotemporal dementia

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

  • Huntington’s disease

  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome 

If you or a loved one is experiencing memory problems or other thinking skills, it is important to see a doctor soon to determine the cause. If you are already caregiving for a loved one with dementia, you already know it is a full-time job. It is okay to ask for help when you’re feeling overwhelmed emotionally and physically. Depending on you or your loved one’s needs, our professionally trained caregivers can help with meal preparation, eating, medicine management, transferring, bathing and dressing. 

You aren’t alone in caring for your loved one with dementia. Contact us today at Senior Helpers to find out more information about how we can help your loved one remain healthy and comfortable in their own homes.

 

Senior Helpers – Sacramento/Placer provides compassionate caregivers to help our local seniors with day-to-day tasks such as housekeeping, meal prep/planning, and transportation as well as providing assistance with bathing, dressing, medication reminders and more. Our mission is to improve the life of seniors and help relieve the burden on their families. If your loved one lives in Sacramento or the surrounding areas (Roseville/Rocklin, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove) and you would like more information, please call us at 916-671-5777 or click the Contact Us link at the top of this page.

 

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other healthcare provider. Always consult your healthcare provider about your medications, symptoms, and health problems.

 




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