Frequently Asked Questions
What are the seven stages of Alzheimer’s?
There are no well defined boundaries between one stage of Alzheimer’s and another. However the progression of the disease does tend to follow a common course for most individuals. Alzheimer’s may be present up to two decades before outward symptoms are visible.
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What should you do if you think someone has dementia?
Dementia can manifest in different and subtle ways, and in the early stages can often be mistaken for normal memory loss due to aging. As with any medical concern, please visit with your primary care provider for a formal evaluation.
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What does dementia care mean?
People with Alzheimer’s or dementia require specific kinds of care that is often unavailable in typical nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In general, most memory care facilities offer 24-hour supervised care, assistance with activities of daily living, and psycho-social engagement that keep residents engaged and calm.
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Is dementia care the same as assisted living?
While some memory care facilities may be integrated into large assisted living complexes, the needs of each population of residents are significantly different. People with Alzheimer’s and dementia can require around-the-clock care and specialized nursing in order to have their needs fully met. ComfortCare Homes provides more than memory care—we specialize in focused and compassionate dementia care.
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