Dementia ranges in severity and progresses in different stages. There are three general stages- Early, Middle, and Late. These stages can take years to advance into depending on the patient, but each stage progresses in severity and requires more and more help from a Caregiver.
During the Early Stage of Dementia, a person is still able to function. They are able to get up, get dressed and take a shower. Daily tasks are able to be completed, but they might forget things from time to time. They may need assistance with not missing any appointments and remembering to take medicine. At times, there might be increased confusion. People can spend years in the early stages.
In the Middle Stages, there is a loss of identity and independence, and the person is increasingly forgetful. They may not be able to bathe themselves and might not be able to recall certain information such as their address or phone number.
Changes in behavior include:
The Late Stages are the most severe. A person has a hard time walking and getting out of bed, and might even need to be lifted. Communication is difficult, and they might not want to express what they need. Additionally, they might lose memories of recent experiences and surroundings. Issues such as incontinence may arise. Around the clock care is needed.
The following are the symptoms of people who have dementia:
These are symptoms that caregivers need to be especially aware of and the ability to deal with them. At Rose’s Agency Home Care, we have qualified Caregivers to work with dementia patients.
Rose’s Agency Home Care is a non-medical home care agency assisting seniors age in their own homes. Rose’s Agency Home Care hires caregivers who are truly passionate about nurturing others, and who feel that caregiving is more than just a job. We work with clients that have chronic illness, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Our agency is trusted by doctors and hospitals throughout Los Angeles to provide caregivers that help clients adapt to their changing needs as they evolve.
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