What is mixed dementia? Does your memory care team in West Columbia, South Carolina have experience with this illness?
Dementia is a broad term that describes a group of illnesses that all cause cognitive decline such forgetfulness, problems with communication, difficulty following directions, etc.
Autopsy studies looking at the brains of people dementia of an unspecified type suggest that a majority of those age 80 and older probably had Mixed Dementia, caused by co-morbidity of Alzheimer’s disease [or, other Dementia] and vascular disease.
In fact, some studies indicate that mixed dementia is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. While this disease is not reversible, a healthier lifestyle with a balanced diet, increased exercise, regimented medication management can help to manage the symptoms.
The caring team at Colonial Gardens in West Columbia, South Carolina is trained in techniques to assist your loved one in navigating the challenges of mixed dementia.