Alzheimer's and Dementia services at Garden Home Health Care provide a caring and supportive trained care specialist to assist clients at all stages of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other cognitive skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common type of dementia but there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies. Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
For more information on Alzheimer's and Dementia, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, visit the Alzheimer's Association website.