Forms of Dementia
The word dementia is a catch-all term for a family of diseases that cause memory loss or mental conditions that significantly affect daily life. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s. In fact, 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases are Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s causes problems with memory, behavior, and the process of thinking. Symptoms appear slowly before getting worse. A few early signs of Alzheimer’s include memory loss disrupting daily life, confusion with time or place, changes in personality, and misplacing things.
Here are other types of dementia your loved one may be experiencing:
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Frontotemporal Dementia
- Huntington’s Disease
- Mixed Dementia
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
- Posterior Cortical Atrophy
- Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
- Vascular Dementia
- Karsoakoff Syndrome
Provide your loved one with a sense of independence by allowing them to live at The Village at Sugar Land.
Our Memory Care Unit
The memory care unit at our assisted living facility is staffed 24 hours a day. Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are available at all hours of the day. These professionals help residents within the memory care unit with daily tasks and administer medication. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect residents’ daily tasks.
So, our memory care unit assists with bathing, changing clothes, eating, and more. Those within our memory care unit will also have access to daily activities, amenities, and features of our facility. The Village at Sugar Land is dedicated to providing healthy environments for residents with dementia. Visit our Memory Care living option to find more information.