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Dementia Care in Kansas City: Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is a disorder which causes a decline in cognitive abilities. Severe impairment can cause a loss of complex motor skills, language, memory, and judgment. If your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, it is important to have an experienced care team. Visiting Angels® Kansas City KS provides experienced dementia care to seniors throughout Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Leawood, Mission, Shawnee, and the surrounding communities. Visiting Angels Kansas City provides essential personal dementia care to seniors so they can remain at home where they are most comfortable.

Signs to Watch Out For

As a knowledgeable dementia care provider, Visiting Angels Kansas City is familiar with the signs of dementia. Some of these may include:

Provider of dementia care in Kansas City hugging elderly woman
  • Difficulty concentrating can lead to trouble working with numbers, such as balancing the checkbook or remembering dates
  • Seniors with dementia may leave household items in strange places, such as putting the car keys in the freezer
  • Sudden mood swings are common for seniors with dementia and may cause your loved one to become angry or depressed without warning
  • Dementia can cause seniors to become withdrawn socially, or to lose interest in their favorite hobbies or activities
  • Poor judgment is a common sign of dementia and can lead seniors to make bad choices in regards to finance and personal hygiene
  • Driving often becomes difficult because of a decline in spatial skills, notably in direction and distance
  • Dementia can cause a loved one to ask the same question over and over due to inability to retain new information
  • Your loved one may have trouble completing ordinary tasks such as making a sandwich or getting a glass of water
  • Language issues are common and may include trouble following a conversation, using words incorrectly, or forgetting meanings of words
  • Seniors who have dementia may not recognize familiar places and therefore may forget where they are or how they got there

If you feel your loved one could have dementia, please follow up with their doctor as soon as you can.

The Importance of Dementia Care for Seniors in Kansas City

Visiting Angels Kansas City can provide dementia care services to monitor your loved one and to help keep them safe at home. We assist with daily activities which improves the well-being of seniors and eases the minds of family members.

If you have a loved one who is living with dementia, call Visiting Angels Kansas City today and ask about our care.

 

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