What is Vascular Dementia? How does Colonial Gardens manage 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.
Vascular dementia can be caused by strokes, a heart attack, aneurism, or other circumstances that cause the brain to not receive adequate oxygen and blood for a period of time. While this disease is not reversible, a healthier lifestyle with a balanced diet, increased exercise, regimented medication management and social interactions may reduce the likelihood of another stroke or heart attack.
The caring team at Colonial Gardens in West Columbia, South Carolina is trained in techniques to assist your loved one in navigating Vascular Dementia.