There are many types of dementia, with different symptoms and behaviors, including Alzheimer’s. Because there are varied types of dementia, many times it is often misdiagnosed as a physiological issue. We understand and we are here to help.
Each form of dementia – and each person – will show different personality and physical attributes. At Avalon Memory Care, we are focused on helping each person in our care based on their specific behaviors and who they are as a person, not their diagnosis. We get to know each person on a one-on-one basis, because each person is different. While medicine can help in some cases, we don’t rely on it at Avalon. Instead we work with each person finding ways to help them feel safe.
In Addition to Alzheimer’s, Types of Dementia Common at Avalon Memory Care:
Vascular Dementia – typically caused by stroke, coronary artery disease, or any number of conditions which narrow the blood vessels, depriving the brain of nutrients.
Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) – this type of dementia is more known after the widow of Robin Williams shared he had been diagnosed with the disease. DLB is characterized by abnormal protein deposits called Lewy Bodies appearing in nerve cells on the brain stem, disrupting the brain’s functioning.
Mixed Dementia – caused by multiple medical conditions, including individuals already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Parkinson’s Disease – a progressive disease that may or may not lead to dementia. If it does, it will likely be dementia as a result of Lewy Bodies.
Frontotemporal Dementia – Pick’s Disease is the most common form of Frontotemporal Dementia and is rare. This form of dementia affects an individual’s personalities first and later begins to impact memory.
Our 20+ years of experience solely in memory care allows Avalon Memory care to provide customized programs for all types of dementia. If you have questions, call us and let us help. Call us at (214) 752-7050 today.