2 caregivers with Dementia experience found near Altoona
Dementia, which is not a disease but rather a collection of symptoms, describes any brain condition that affects one’s memory and cognitive function. Other functions affected include communication, attention span, judgment, and vision. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are two of the most common forms of dementia. General dementia symptoms to look for include irritability, mood changes, jumbled speech, confusion, depression, and forgetfulness. Caregivers for individuals with dementia can assist with daily activities, provide positive social and mental engagement, medication adherence, and create a calm, familiar environment.