EXPLORING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEMENTIA

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Most people are familiar with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, but may not be aware that there are other forms of dementia. If you’re concerned that your loved one is showing signs of dementia, you should consider elderly in-home care. Here is a look at how to recognize the symptoms of the different types of dementia.

Mixed Dementia

People with mixed dementia exhibit symptoms of more than one type of dementia. Doctors used to believe that mixed dementia was rare, but they now understand that it is actually very common. The symptoms of mixed dementia may vary depending upon the other forms of dementia that are present. In many cases, the symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Because mixed dementia is so complex, in-home assistance is almost always necessary.

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is less common than most of the other types of dementia. The condition typically occurs as a result of a head injury or trauma that causes microscopic bleeding and a blockage of blood vessels. The earliest occurring symptoms are impaired judgment, and an inability to make decisions, organize, or plan. Other symptoms can vary widely from person to person, but may include confusion, disorientation, speech problems, vision loss, and difficulty understanding speech.

Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that results in worsening symptoms over time. The primary symptoms are problems with mobility or movement. Other common symptoms include changes in memory, concentration, and judgment; difficulty interpreting visual information; delusions, sleep problems, and hallucinations; depression, irritability, and anxiety; and speech problems. Alzheimer’s disease is also progressive. Alzheimer’s symptoms include memory and cognition problems, mood changes, communication problems, and mobility difficulties.

If you believe that your loved one is in need of senior in-home care in Phoenix, AZ, come see us at Endeavor In-Home Care. We offer in-home assistance according to your needs and your schedule. We can provide dementia care, medical care, companionship, physical disability support, and hospice support. To learn more about our elderly home care services, call us today at (480) 498-2324.