Precedence Home Healthcare has experience in helping individuals and their families live with Alzheimer's and Dementia disease and other types of dementia. We can customize a care plan that

Dementia is a disease that is characterized by loss of brain capabilities; causes decreased in cognitive function. Alzheimer's disease is the common type of dementia, which affects the behavior and memory of an estimated 5.5 million Americans, according to Alzheimer's  Association.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically start to set in when the patient is over the age of 60. When symptoms such as thinking and forgetfulness develop before age 60, it is classified as early onset Alzheimer's disease.

What is Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a general term us to describes a broad range of symptoms that associated with cognitive decline that causes people to lose the capability to think properly. The two most common types of dementia are vascular dementia, a type of memory loss that occurs after a stroke and Alzheimer's disease which accounts for over 50 to 80 percent of cases.

It is important to remember that not all memory problems that occur with age are necessarily dementia. Many seniors have trouble with remembrance. Dementia characterized by impaired memory, language, communication, judgment, the ability to pay attention and reasoning.When an individual exhibit two or more of these symptoms, a doctor is usually able to diagnose them with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia Stages

In the early stages, an individual or have difficulty performing thinking tasks that used to come easily, misplace items, get lost on familiar routes.Individual may lose interest in things previously enjoyed and also exhibit personality changes.  These symptoms worsen Over a period, and they may have difficulties in completing necessary tasks. As the disease progresses, patients forget details about current events, lose awareness of who they are, life events and family.