10 Signs of the Early Onset of Dementia

Senior Care in Mesa and Senior health all over Arizona go far beyond what we can see! In fact, we focus so much of our time and energy on the visuals, that we miss signs of disease and dementia. Dementia is sweeping through Phoenix. We will walk you, a loved one, family member, or spouse through the 10 signs of the early onset of dementia. When evaluating if you or a loved one needs in-home senior care, use this as a guide. Dementia is real, even if your loved one, “looks healthy” there could be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed today. Do not wait!

There is NO cure for dementia. However, through cognitive therapy, we can help maintain a senior’s memory and quality of life. We cannot reverse it, but we can help keep them at the status quo! A custom care plan is essential. A system that the entire family including a caregiver adheres to, will ensure greater health success.

10 Signs You Need to be Looking for

  • Memory loss that affects day-to-day abilities

  • Difficulty performing familiar and ordinary tasks

  • Problems with language and basic speech
  • Disorientation to time and place

  • Impaired judgment
  • Problems with abstract thinking. Simply put, problems with pictures, symbols, or numbers

  • Misplacing things consistently
  • Mood swings
  • Changes in personality
  • Zero drive or initiative.

Your senior does NOT need to exhibit all of these changes. More than two is an issue. It is important for the family to communicate and document when they see these things happening. When written down in a communication book, you can see trends over time.

For more on how to care for a senior with dementia go to ——-> https://leadingedgeseniorcare.com/services/dementia-and-alzheimers-care/

Looking for more? Here is a resource that we love ——-> https://www.alz.org/help-support/resources/memory-loss-concerns

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