At American House Senior Living in Michigan, we understand that as we age, the risk of developing dementia increases. “Dementia” is a term that encompasses a wide range of neurological conditions. These conditions tend to worsen over time.
According to the National Institutes of Health*, there are four main types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s Disease being the most known.
The symptoms of dementia that should raise red flags if you or your loved one develop them include:
- Mild – getting lost or repeating questions
- Moderate – impulsive behavior, difficulty remembering the names of loved ones
- Severe – unable to communicate
Dementia can lead to:
- Behavioral and emotional changes
- Difficulty with movement
- Language and communication difficulty
- Cognitive decline
- Sleep disorders – sleeping too much or too little
- Visual hallucinations
Understanding Dementia And Its Effects On Your Loved Ones
Watching a loved one age, or aging yourself, is sometimes difficult to navigate. When you add dementia into the mix, it is even more troubling. At American House, we understand the importance of proper care services and safety measures, and that’s why we offer Memory Care** services in several of our communities.
Remember: Symptoms of dementia can appear as early as the mid-forties. If you notice any troubling symptoms in yourself or a loved one, reach out to your primary care doctor, who can work with you on a primary diagnosis and offer next steps. While there is currently no cure for dementia, there are treatments available that can slow or minimize the effects.
Contact an American House Senior Living Community near you to take a tour and also ask us about the benefits of moving into one of our communities. Imagine spending the holidays in your new home in American House Sterling Heights.
American House was founded in 1979 to enrich the lives of seniors and their loved ones in an environment that fosters independence, compassion, quality services and meaningful relationships. We provide a wide range of senior living options, including independent living, independent living with assistance, memory care services provided by a third party, respite stays and hospice in Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights and Westland.
**Provided by a trusted third-party home care company. Our emphasis is on person-centered services while offering support to their loved ones.