Alzheimer’s and Memory Care
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a severe decline in memory or other thinking skills. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.
In the early stages, the most common symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss.
At some point, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will need more care than you can provide at home, and may need to move into a structured residential environment that offers different levels of memory care. The costs of memory care at long-term care facilities can vary widely, and options vary from one community to another.