Dementia is a general term that describes a range of symptoms, affecting at least five million people in the US. Common symptoms include short-term memory, difficulties in performing daily activities, and inability to focus and pay attention.
Age-related dementia is progressive, meaning symptoms start gradually and get worse. Some people incorrectly refer to this type of disease as “senility,” which means that the serious mental decline is a normal part of aging. Some memory loss can be part of aging, but not dementia or Alzheimer’s.
If one of your family members has been diagnosed with dementia, we encourage you to seek assistance from Riverside Adult Day Program.
Adult day care is especially useful when people are in the early stage of Alzheimer’s and still have good social skills. (Some evidence shows that early stimulation of the type provided by adult day centers can slow cognitive decline.) Day care can also help if your loved has moderate Alzheimer’s disease, when the strain of caregiving becomes greater and burnout is a strong risk.
As a trusted care provider in Colorado, we make sure that your loved one receives personal care and maintains a connection with family, friends, and familiar surroundings, and does not feel socially isolated. We enjoy providing senior day care services for those who need a safe, enjoyable place to spend the day.