What Is Dementia Care?
The word “dementia” is a generic term that covers more than a hundred diseases that affect brain function. It is especially the mental faculties, that is to say, the cognitive capacities, such as thought, memory, the orientation in time and space as well as the language, which are affected. The disease makes people more dependent on others as they become more limited in their daily life activities as the disease progresses.
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Memory loss, confusion, difficulty moving around, and changes in behavior or personality are common in people with Dementia. Justin Villa Care caregivers are specially trained so that our clients receive the care they need in order to enjoy a better quality of life at home. Our trained helpers make a solemn commitment to provide targeted care, including:
- Promotion of physical activity
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, and personal grooming
- Help with household chores such as light housekeeping, laundry, dishes
- Transportation to doctor’s appointments or social events
- The cognitive stimulation method.
- Full-time supervision to provide safety and comfort
- Reminders to take medication and to make appointments
- Supporting cognitive ability through mental stimulation and social interaction
Does Dementia Have a Cure?
Dementia can have many causes. Some forms of dementia are reversible and can therefore be partially or even completely cured with appropriate treatment. This is the case, for example, with dementia due to a metabolic disease such as hypothyroidism or even disorders linked to a vitamin B12 deficiency. Most of the time, however, the brain is directly affected and we speak of irreversible dementia. The most well-known forms of these degenerative diseases of the brain are Dementia disease and vascular dementia.
Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and Parkinson’s disease are rarer. These degenerative forms of dementia cannot yet be cured or slowed down. But with the right treatment, those affected can maintain their independence for longer and see their symptoms subside. Provided, however, that the diagnosis has been made as soon as possible by specialists.
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In the early stages of Dementia disease, the patient may be functioning well and only need help with certain tasks. In such a case, our flexible Home Care service can prove very useful. In-Home Care caregivers have flexible schedules, allowing them to provide home care assistance and respite when you need it. You can call on our helpers during a stay in a hospital, nursing home, or another facility.
In the advanced stages of the disease, the patient may need full-time supervision and care. At this point, it often happens that a family member cannot provide round-the-clock care – the time and energy required to do so is nothing short of overwhelming.
Professional Home Care aides are caring and specially trained in caring for people with Dementia and make excellent live-in helpers. The live-in caregiver stays with the client and provides full-time supervision and care for the safety and comfort of the client.
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Alzheimer's & Dementia Care - FAQs
Last week, you searched for your glasses several times or had trouble remembering a name that is familiar to you. This does not mean that you necessarily have dementia.
While memory loss is indeed one of the most well-known signs of dementia, simple sporadic forgetfulness or poor memory as a single symptom alone does not indicate the presence of dementia.
- Memory problems
- Difficulty expressing and understanding
- Disorientation in space and time
- Difficulty recognizing people and things
- Unusual behavior
- The crumbling routine
- Crazy ideas
- Apathy and passivity
- Publications and products
- Memory problems
Avoid multiple or prolonged naps during the day. This can minimize the risk of days and nights being reversed. Reduce distractions. Turn off the television and minimize other distractions at mealtimes and during conversations so that the person with dementia can concentrate more easily.
The person with Dementia requires:
- To eat a healthy diet.
- Help with daily tasks like bathing, eating, or taking medicine.
- Do housework and cook.
- Running errands like buying food and clothes.
The first sign and symptom of dementia is Memory impairment, such as difficulty remembering events. Difficulty concentrating, planning, or solving problems. Trouble completing daily tasks at home or at work. Confusion regarding the places or passage of the home.
Speak clearly and use very simple and short sentences, giving them plenty of time to respond. Try to ask questions that require only a “yes” or “no” answer. Show him visually what you are trying to say. Avoid all kinds of noises and distractions that only make you groggy and dazed.
Dementia occurs due to the reduction of the brain’s production of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), which causes a deterioration in the performance of the cholinergic circuits of the brain system.
Early Warning Signs of Dementia Disease:
- Changes in personality
- Impaired ability to move or walk.
- Difficulty communicating.
- Low energy level.
- Memory loss.
- Mood swings
- Attention and orientation problems.
Precocious Dementia, or early-onset Dementia, involves the onset of the cognitive decline typical of dementia before the age of 65. Next, we will know what early Dementia is, why it appears at an early age, what are its main characteristics and tips to deal with it.
In Dementia disease, parts of the brain degenerate, nerve cells are destroyed, and the response of the remaining ones to the chemical transmitters that transmit signals between neurons in the brain (neurotransmitters) is reduced.
Dementia disease involves cognitive impairment that affects the performance of activities of daily living since mental functions such as memory, language or reasoning are altered.
Recognition of familiar objects and smells, the houses of infrequent acquaintances, and places of simple organization are common in the moderate phase of Dementia. They also suffer from body recognition disorders and color discrimination problems are exacerbated.