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Memory care centers in Los Angeles can help with signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

by Garden of Palms

Memory care centers in Los Angeles can help with signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia

Modern medicine has made impressive progress towards effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in the last decade. What was once a hopeless and terrifying diagnoses is now an area of much study, filled with promising treatments and potential cures.

If you are developing the early stages of Alzheimer’s there are numerous treatments that can help to slow the progression of the disease. You can also enroll for clinical trials of new, cutting edge treatments. Each year scientists come closer to finding a cure for this mysterious disease and participating in trial studies can give you access to cutting edge medical treatment.

Don’t be afraid to see a doctor

One of the biggest problems when diagnosing the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is fear. It can be scary to realize that you or a loved one may be developing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Many people have nightmare visions of winding up in a memory care center, living life like a vegetable.

The truth is that memory care centers in Los Angeles are nothing like the movies or your greatest fears. They are state of the art facilities with passionate staff and vibrant communities. Don’t be afraid of what might happen to you if the doctor does diagnose you with Alzheimer’s. It is most important to catch the symptoms early and begin treatment to ensure the best quality of life and care.

Alzheimer's and Memory Care

Look for these 5 signs.

If you or a loved one develops any of these five symptoms on an ongoing or recurring basis, make an appointment with your doctor, just in case.

Memory loss

One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. People in the early stages of Alzheimer’s might forget little things, like names or places from their past or something they said a few days ago. Some people need to ask for the same information over and over and begin relying on memory aids more and more such as notes and reminders.

Confusion about a time or place

In the onset of Alzheimer’s people often have momentary lapses in their understanding of time. They may be disoriented by the seasons, confused by scheduling or have trouble interpreting something that is not happening immediately.

Visual or perceptual difficulties

Vision is a complex neurological process that is often impaired in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Some people experience trouble reading or perceiving forms, shapes and color. Normally these problems manifest as a difficulty connecting visual information to perceptual meaning and context.

Challenges with words and conversation

Language difficulties are often the first sign of Alzheimer’s that people can’t ignore. Some people develop difficulty reading or understanding words. Others have trouble recalling words or vocabulary. They may call things by the wrong names or pause often to try and think of the right words to use.

New difficulty with familiar tasks

People experiencing the early signs of Alzheimer’s often begin having trouble with tasks they have done a thousand times. They may confuse the rules to a favorite game, walk to the wrong room in the house or put things back in the wrong places.

Early detection makes the difference

This is the single most important part of effective Alzheimer’s treatment today. If you catch it early, there are lots of treatment options and ways to manage the progression of the disease. However, if you let the symptoms slip by and dismiss them as little things, you may miss out on years of quality living.

Alzheimer’s can be a scary disease to face, but it really can be a peaceful and happy time of life if properly managed and cared for. Don’t be afraid to call your doctor if you or a loved one is showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Don’t ignore the signs.

Visit Our Senior Living Community in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one is going through the early stages of Alzheimer’s come in for a visit and talk to our warm and welcoming staff about the possibilities of future care. It is best to make plans now and have details taken care of so that you and your loved ones can focus on enjoying your time together.