According to the National Institute on Aging, Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia is a broad (“umbrella”) term for an individual’s changes in memory, thinking or reasoning. Alzheimer’s Disease is the largest “spoke” on the umbrella as it is a majority cause of individuals with dementia; however, it is important to understand the other types especially when caring for a loved one.
The Alzheimer’s Association has a fantastic resource which explains the different types of dementia along with symptoms to look for, how to best manage, etc. See the article below:
Caring for someone with any type of dementia can become quickly overwhelming. Covenant Caregivers would love to help you. We can provide periods of respite or full-time care. Call us at 601-856-5660.
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