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Tuesday, May. 23rd 2017

Senior Memory Care Kansas City: Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia

Clover Care Home has been providing senior memory care Kansas City for some time and we would like to address the distinction between Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss, or dementia.  Although they are often used interchangeably, the term “dementia” describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss, difficulty thinking, problem solving, or issues with language, while Alzheimer’s Disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Dementia is a brain disorder that affects communication and performance of daily activities. Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease that destroys the brain and specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. As providers of senior memory care Kansas City, we can assure you and agree with the Center for Disease Control – Alzheimer’s Disease is a common cause of dementia and there are many types of dementia that are not caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The brain changes of dementia can be present at the same time as the brain changes of Alzheimer’s disease and/or vascular dementia, with each abnormality contributing to the development of dementia. When this happens, the individual is said to have mixed dementia.  

Clover Care Home’s senior memory care Kansas City providers realize that a person affected by either condition offers a unique set of challenges. We suggest that the first step toward caring for someone with AD or normal memory loss is to understand the differences and learn how to recognize the various changes. With any kind of memory loss, a person’s world gets smaller, less certain, less safe. The care of a person with memory loss, whatever the source, takes a toll on your energy, your emotions, and your family relationships. Effective senior memory care Kansas City occurs when you know what to look for and learn how to handle the specific issues. This will help in managing your personal stress-levels as well as dealing with the family member on a daily basis. Once a cause of dementia is found, Clover Care Home, as skilled senior memory care Kansas City providers, can recommend appropriate treatment and counseling.

We can help everyone in your family enjoy a better quality of life. Clover Care home is committed to senior memory care in Kansas City and to providing the best care that your loved one needs to continue living a dignified and respectful life.  


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