With Divine Providence Home Care Services any dementia in home care is carefully and specifically designed around the type of dementia diagnosed to your elderly loved one.
Dementia can be defined as a group of symptoms that are related (a syndrome) that can be observed as the declining of the brain’s abilities. There are various types of dementia that can be diagnosed.
No matter what the diagnosis, we are here with help and the in home care you can count on. With many diverse in care plans as well as Respite Care, we have covered all the avenues when it comes to care and specific needs.
Types of Dementia
When you hear the word dementia, most individuals have a general idea of the term, but what most don’t know are the many conglomerate and various types of dementia. To explain more thoroughly, no two individuals will experience this syndrome in the same manor. The progression of dementia also varies from one person to another.
Alzheimer and vascular dementia are the most common diagnosis, so much that 89% of dementia is diagnosed as such. All Dementias go through progression and as for most of the less common the progression can be stopped.
Here are the main different types of dementia associated with their symptoms:
- Alzheimer: Having difficulty remembering recent events and names as well as depression and apathy are all early clinical symptoms. Later symptoms can include disorientation and confusion along with impaired judgment, behavioral change, and difficulty swallowing, speaking, and walking.
- Vascular: The inabilities to think through the plans needed to complete any given task as well as poor or impaired judgment are the first and usual initial signs to Vascular Dementia. This occurs usually because of a brain injury, accompanied with the blockage of blood vessels along with microscopic bleeding.
- Huntington’s Disease: The symptoms include a severe declining of reasoning and thinking skills as well as involuntary abnormal movements, depression, mood change, and irritability.
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus: Include symptoms of memory loss, having trouble walking, and not being able to control urination.
- Parkinson’s Disease: Trouble with muscle movement is a symptom that develops in the early stages and if Dementia starts to develop the symptoms are similar to that of Lewy Bodies below.
- Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB): Thinking problems and memory loss as with Alzheimer, however are more likely to have early symptoms such as vivid visual hallucinations, disturbance while sleeping, Muscle movement resembling that of Parkinson’s Disease.
- Frontotemporal dementia: Symptoms that include behavioral and personality changes and language difficulties.
- Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: The main symptom seems to be severe memory problems. All other thinking and social skills seem to remain unaffected.
- Mixed dementia: Symptoms of Mixed Dementia can very between all symptoms above and are not limited to any one certain type.
Here at DPHCS we care about the specifics of Dementia because we want nothing but the best for our clients, patents, and their family. We know it can be difficult to observe the changes that surround a family member or loved one undergoing the stages of Dementia. That is exactly why we offer all the information and help we can with our Dementia in home care services.
Divine Providence In-Home Care Services
8701 Wedgewood Dr.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(773) 290-1873 Office