Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease
Do you or a loved one have difficulty remembering appointments, birthdays, or other important events?
Are daily tasks such as paying the bills, managing medications, or cooking simple meals becoming too difficult for you or a loved one?
Are you feeling anxious or helpless following a recent Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis?
Are you feeling burnt out providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease?
The team at Innovative Therapy can help you!
What is dementia?
Dementia is a broad term used to describe a variety of conditions affecting memory, language, problem-solving skills, and other thinking skills which is severe enough to impact daily life. It is not a specific disease, but a word to describe a variety of symptoms. There are many different causes of dementia including Lewy body dementia, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is caused by damage to the cells in the brain which results in difficulty with learning new things, confusion, disorientation, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, meaning it gets worse over time, and there is no known cure for the disease.
To learn more about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, visit the website below
- Mobile outpatient Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), and Speech Therapy (ST)
- Skills2Care home programming for care partners of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia