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Dementia Care in Oklahoma City: Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is a general term which describes a group of symptoms which cause impairment of intellectual function such as memory loss, poor judgment, language, and complex motor skills. This decline in cognitive function becomes severe enough to affect a person's ability to complete daily tasks and live independently. Visiting Angels® Oklahoma City OK is an experienced provider of dementia care services. Visiting Angels Oklahoma City helps seniors throughout Yukon, Reno, and the surrounding communities get the care and support they need when living with dementia. 

Signs to Watch Out For

Family members are often the first ones to notice changes in a loved one's behavior. If you suspect your family member might have dementia, speak with their physician as soon as possible. While there is no cure for dementia, the earlier you can begin to manage symptoms the better. As an experienced provider of dementia care, Visiting Angels Oklahoma City is familiar with the early warning signs. Some of these signs may include:

provider of dementia care in Oklahoma City sitting with elderly man
  • Forgetting recent events, such as what you had for lunch, and being unable to recall them later
  • Asking the same questions repeatedly and inability to retain new information
  • Struggling to complete familiar daily tasks such as getting dressed or preparing a meal
  • Language issues such as trouble following a conversation, forgetting words, or using words incorrectly
  • Seniors with dementia can forget where they are or how they got there and be unable to recognize familiar surroundings
  • Difficulty concentrating can make working with numbers a challenge, such as dates and currency 
  • While everyone misplaces items on occasion, seniors with dementia may put objects in odd places and be unable to find them later
  • Dementia frequently causes mood swings and changes in personality such as paranoia or depression
  • Dementia can cause seniors to lose interest in their favorite activities or become socially withdrawn
  • Poor judgment in regards to personal hygiene, seasonally appropriate clothing choices, and money are common
  • Driving becomes a challenge due to poor spatial skills such as distance or direction

The Importance of Dementia Care from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City

Compassionate dementia care from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City can help your loved one remain safely at home, in their preferred environment. We can monitor your loved one and provide wandering prevention and assistance with the activities of daily living. Our care also provides a much needed respite for family caregivers.

Call Visiting Angels Oklahoma City today and ask about our dementia care services. 

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