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Dementia Care in Atlanta: Early Signs of Dementia

Visiting Angels® Atlanta GA provides non-medical dementia care services to adults throughout Buckhead, Vinings, and the surrounding communities. Dementia is defined as a decline in cognitive function which adversely affects someone's ability to complete daily tasks. Alzheimer's is considered to be the most common form of dementia. The World Health Organization estimates over 47 million seniors throughout the world are living with dementia. If you suspect a parent or loved one might have dementia, follow up with their physician as soon as possible.

Signs to Watch Out For

Family caregivers are often the first ones to notice the warning signs of dementia. As an experienced provider of dementia care services, Visiting Angels Atlanta has put together a list of symptoms you can watch out for. Your loved one may exhibit some of the following:

provider of dementia care in Atlanta sitting with elderly man
  • Trouble with spatial skills including distance and direction, particularly when driving a car or going for walks
  • Seniors with dementia often show poor judgment in regards to finances, personal hygiene, or choosing seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Forgetting recent events or inability to recall new information is common, along with asking the same question repeatedly
  • Your loved one may have difficulty completing everyday tasks such as finding their way home, getting dressed, or preparing meals
  • Adults with dementia are often socially withdrawn and may lose interest in their favorite activities
  • Dementia can cause seniors to have sudden mood swings with no warning, or even to become depressed
  • Language issues are common, including using words incorrectly, forgetting the meanings, or trouble following a conversation
  • Someone with dementia may place objects in unusual places and be unable to locate them later
  • Dementia sufferers may forget where they are and how they got there, and may have an inability to recognize familiar locations
  • Working with numbers may be a challenge, including remembering dates, adding, or balancing the checkbook

The Importance of Dementia Care for Seniors in Atlanta

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, finding quality supportive care is important. Visiting Angels Atlanta can help keep your loved one safe and comfortable at home by assisting with the activities of daily living. We strive to improve the overall quality of life for seniors who are living with dementia. The sooner you are able to start care, the better off your loved one will be.

Call Visiting Angels Atlanta at (404) 358-5877 for additional information about our dementia care services.

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