Dementia is a progressive condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Its impact on cognitive function can be profoundly disruptive, altering memory, thought processes, and even personality. Recognizing the early signs of dementia can be challenging, as they often appear as subtle changes that may be easily dismissed as normal signs of aging. However, early detection is crucial to managing the condition and mitigating its impact on daily life.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive condition that affects cognitive function, including memory, language, perception, and reasoning. It can also impact mood and behavior. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but there are several other types such as vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal disorders. These different types of dementia have varying causes and symptoms.

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  • Changes in mood or behavior, including becoming withdrawn, agitated, or depressed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

Recognizing the early signs of dementia can be challenging, as they often appear as subtle changes that may be easily dismissed as normal signs of aging.

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

Avanti Senior Living at Covington 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 extraordinary community, we go the extra mile 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 exhilarating array of activities, residents can pursue their passions, ignite their spirits, and forge deep and meaningful connections. We are dedicated to creating a warm and fulfilling experience that truly captivates all.

At Avanti Senior Living at Covington, we 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.