At The Watermark by the Bay, we are committed to helping family members understand the approach we take to our dementia care plans, whether they are being tailored to a resident with Alzheimer’s disease or to a resident requiring vascular dementia treatment. Before we delve into caring for dementia, let’s first explore what it is.
WHAT IS DEMENTIA?
Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It affects memory, thinking, language, judgment and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 60 to 80 percent of dementia patients. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most well-known disease associated with dementia, there are other types, such as vascular dementia. These are collectively known as non-Alzheimer’s dementias (NADs). Symptoms of NADs are summarized below, along with the interventions that form the basis of caring for dementia. The Watermark by the Bay’s Memory Care services put the care and treatment interventions below into practice. We work closely with family members to determine the best dementia care plans for your loved one. For questions about our approach to caring for dementia, please don’t hesitate to contact us.