Dementia Care West Palm Beach
ElderCare at Home has been providing dementia care in West Palm Beach for over 14 years. Dementia care and in home care services for dementia patients, helps caregivers cope with the often frustrating symptoms that accompany memory loss and confusion during the 3 stages of dementia.
There are Three Stages of Dementia
Dementia is a progressive loss of mental function due to certain diseases that affect the brain. After dementia is diagnosed, it usually follows a three-stage progression:
1. Mild dementia
People with mild dementia have have difficulty remembering words and names, learning and remembering new information, and planning and managing complicated activities such as driving. They may also be experiencing sadness, anxiety, loss of interest in once pleasurable activities, and other symptoms of major depression.
2. Moderate dementia
People with moderate dementia have difficulty with judgment, physical function, and sensory processing. This can cause problems with personal hygiene, inappropriate language, and wandering. In this stage, people are still able to get around but show poor judgment. This can be physically and emotionally challenging for the caregiver. As a patient moves from mild to moderate dementia, home modifications such as removal of throw rugs, installation of locks and safety latches, and the addition of a commode in the bedroom, often need to be made.
3. Severe dementia
In severe dementia, there may be extensive memory loss, limited or no mobility, difficulty swallowing, and bowel and bladder control issues. There may be a need for around-the-clock care. At this stage, the patient may have difficulty recognizing family members and caregivers.
There are many services available to caregivers of those with dementia living in West Palm Beach through ElderCare at Home.