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Early Signs Of Dementia

early signs of dementia

Knowing the early signs of dementia can get help sooner, what inspired me to write this guide is my elderly mother. She is showing cognitive difficulties that concern me, since I wanted this information for myself why not share it with you as well?

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We are going to explore dementia signs and more, so if this interests you please feel free to read my entire guide to learn as much as you possibly can. Educating ourselves will benefit our elderly loved ones, now let us get started learning in my next paragraph.

Dementia Early Signs

The first thing that I learned is dementia is not a disease, how many of you knew that before reading this? Symptoms are what we will be watching out for, and depending on the part of the brain damaged determines what we will find.

The symptoms will begin extremely mild, you might even overlook them at first. As time goes by they are going to gradually increase, and that is usually when the family will notice there are some problems going on with them.

Dementia Later Stage Symptoms

Since my grandmother passed away with many of the later symptoms, I do fear my mother just might do the same. It is important to get them help before they get to this advanced stage.

The following information is a combination of my own experience and the website NHS, now that we know both the early and the later stages let us move on to learn more.

Dementia Caregiving Guide

Being a caregiver is not an easy task to take on, now that my mother is elderly, I am becoming a caregiver myself. When my parents were caring for my grandmother, I really didn’t know what they were really experiencing. Now that I am in that role, this is something brand new and scary for me.

Next, we are going to focus on how to communicate with our loved ones. This really will make both of your lives much easier, we want both the caregiver and the dementia patient to stay calm with less stress.

Communication Tips

Communicating with your loved one could be frustrating for both of you, we are going to find out how to make this easier for both of you from the Alzheimers.Gov website. The reason this is so important is that the person with dementia becomes overwhelmed very easily, and in turn, this will possibly increase their anxiety at the same time.

Now that we have a better understanding of how to communicate with them, we are going to consider what activities that might be possibilities to add to their routine. Spending quality family time is an important part of being a caregiver, so let us get some inspirational ideas for activities.

Dementia Activities Guide

Spending quality time in the early stages is very important therapy, many of us might not understand how much this can benefit the person. Sometimes we just get so wrapped up in our own lives, we forget about how they might feel. My grandmother felt super lonely despite my parents living right next door, eventually, depression set in and she started isolating herself.

Some of these activities were found in the Alzheimers Association Organization blog, and others were from what my mother and I do together right now. Every guide that I write you is motivated by my own personal experience, so you can be sure that I really do understand what you are going through.

Dementia Exercise Ideas

Stimulating the brain is the best type of exercise for people struggling with dementia, medical professionals recommend caregivers add these regularly to the person’s routine. That is what we are going to learn about now, if this is interesting and helpful feel free to share it with your family and friends.

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Dementia Support

You just might be in need of some support dealing with caring for someone with dementia, and that is what Gizmo has in store for you next. This website earns extremely very little income, you will be happy to know that is not the reason this exists. Providing you with valuable information and resources is my goal, every purchase is appreciated but not what is important to me.

Financial stress is not a stranger to families dealing with dementia care costs, medicare does not provide you with enough financial assistance. There is a plan available that does this, and we are going to talk about what it covers in the next paragraph.

Medicare Advantage Plan

Many people are surprised that medicare does not cover all of their medical expenses after retirement, sadly, the government lets us think that is the case. To receive what many of us will need we must take out Medicare Advantage, let us see what we receive with this plan.

Examples of potentially available benefits, which can be very instrumental for persons with Alzheimer’s, include:

This is what people will receive with this Medicare plan, you might be surprised once again to know you are going to need more than one financial source for dementia care. That is why I am including this link for financial assistance, you will find a wealth of information here to help you prepare for the medical expenses of dementia.

Dementia Types

Many of you might not be aware there are several types of dementia, with knowing this our risk of experiencing this one-day increases dramatically. What I want you to know are the different types, so that is what we will cover below.

Disorders Linked to Dementia

Explaining each of these would be an article of its own, instead of wasting time and making this extremely long, you can read more about each of these on the Mayo Clinic Organization website. What you will find is a detailed description of each of these, also the symptoms and the causes for anyone interested in learning more.

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