Dementia is a term used to describe a decline in memory, communication, and thinking skills. It is not a specific disease, but rather a collection of symptoms that can be caused by various underlying conditions. While dementia is often associated with old age, it is not considered a normal part of aging. In fact, it is estimated that about 5-8% of people over the age of 60 have some form of dementia. Early detection and diagnosis are crucial for managing and treating the condition effectively.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a chronic, progressive condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s characterized by a decline in memory, thinking, and behavior severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. While there is no cure for dementia, early detection can help slow its progression and allow individuals to receive necessary treatments and support.

What are the Early Signs of Dementia?

There are often no clear warning signs that a person is developing dementia. However, there are some changes in behavior and mood that may indicate early onset of dementia. If you are concerned that your loved one may be developing dementia, watch for the following signs:

  • Changes in mood or behavior, including becoming withdrawn, agitated, or depressed
  • Misplacing things
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks, such as cooking a meal or paying bills
  • Inability to follow directions
  • Having trouble finding the right words
  • Requiring cues and prompting to get involved in activities
  • Impaired judgment
  • Confusion about time and place
  • Memory loss, especially forgetting recent events or conversations
  • Changes in sleep patterns, including sleeping more or less than usual

Early detection and diagnosis are crucial for managing and treating the condition effectively.

What Can Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound Do for Your Loved One?

Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound offers personalized care for seniors who may be experiencing early signs of dementia. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing support to residents in a warm, compassionate environment. We take into account each individual’s unique needs, focusing on enhancing their quality of life and promoting independence for as long as possible.

We offer Salize, a comprehensive memory care program, which is designed to improve the quality of life for individuals living with this disease. Our program incorporates a variety of approaches, including cognitive therapies, physical activities, social engagement, and nutritional guidance, all designed to enhance cognitive function.

In our amazing community, we go above and beyond to provide more than just physical care. We wholeheartedly prioritize the emotional and social well-being of our incredible residents, firmly believing that they deserve nothing but the absolute best. With a vibrant community and an exciting range of activities, residents can pursue their passions, ignite their spirits, and form deep and meaningful connections. We are dedicated to creating a warm and fulfilling experience for all.

At Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound, we truly understand that dementia is a journey that impacts not just the individual, but also beloved family members. Rest assured, we’re here to provide abundant resources and unwavering support for families, guiding them through the challenges associated with this disease. With Avanti Senior Living, your loved one is embraced by our caring and capable hands.