Understanding dementia can give you a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia so you can support someone with the condition better. It makes it less stressful and challenging to communicate with people with the condition and can even improve the quality of your relationship. Understanding dementia can help you enhance the care you provide and the well-being of individuals with dementia that you care for.
What Are the Types of Dementia?
The most common types of dementia are:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Vascular dementia
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Frontotemporal Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a brain condition that damages the person’s brain and eventually causes dementia. Vascular dementia is caused by impaired blood flow to the brain. Lewy body dementia is caused by abnormal protein deposits in the brain. Frontotemporal dementia affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.
Understanding Dementia Behaviors
Alzheimer’s disease can cause symptoms such as memory loss, cognitive decline, and changes in behavior. Vascular dementia can cause disorientation and difficulty thinking, understanding, and creating new memories. Lewy body dementia can cause hallucinations and impact attention and alertness. Frontotemporal dementia can cause changes in personality, trouble communicating and focusing, and changes in personality, behavior, and judgment.
Understanding Dementia at All Home Care Matters
All Home Care Matters is dedicated to helping families and those caring for loved ones in New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and all across the United States better understand dementia. All Home Care Matters is a podcast and YouTube show featuring in-depth discussions on important age-related topics. We offer valuable insights and information to educate and provide support for all of those affected by dementia. To learn more about us, contact us online today!