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Dementia Types

Dementia Diagnosis Changes Everything

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, life changes. Living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia presents a myriad of challenges for which most families are unprepared. The demands placed on caregivers are intense and can seriously impact the caregiver’s lifestyle and personal health.

What Is Dementia?

Dementia simply means a decline in memory and is a general term used to describe a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease afflicts between 60% to 80% of all individuals experiencing dementia. Most changes in the brain that cause dementia are permanent and progressive. However, some conditions which cause dementia symptoms can be reversed, including depression, side effects of medication, excessive alcohol use and vitamin deficiencies. There are other forms of dementia linked to types of dementia that affect a significant segment of the population. These people may benefit from living in a memory care community.


Types Of Dementia

Symptoms of dementia vary by individual, but for the condition to be considered dementia, at least two of the following core mental functions should be considerably impaired: memory, communication and language, ability to focus, reasoning and judgment, and visual perception. Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells, and the reasons for the damage can also vary greatly.


Planning And Placement

Planning should start when an Alzheimer’s or related dementia diagnosis is made. Research indicates early detection and prompt intervention can preserve remaining abilities and slow progression. Arden Courts is dedicated to meeting your loved one’s unique needs in a safe and comfortable environment while maintaining dignity and quality of life. Our residents will experience an environment that preserves the warmth, caring and comforts of home.

ProMedica Memory Care Fund

The ProMedica Memory Care Fund assists those who are coping with memory loss and supports center services and caregiver education for the enrichment of all.

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