Technology Helps Seniors with Memory Issues
Many of us will be impacted by a loved one receiving a diagnosis of a memory issue like dementia. Dementia refers to a deterioration in cognitive function that surpasses the normal memory decline that happens with biological aging. According to the World Health Organization, dementia can result from a disease or an injury that primarily or secondarily impacts the brain. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s and accounts for up to 70% of cases.
There are promising new treatments being investigated in clinical trials to help those living with memory issues, but there is currently no cure for dementia. However, a care plan can help support caregivers and those with memory concerns. This includes:
- An early diagnosis, which promotes helpful management
- Finding and treating accompanying physical illness
- Education for managing behavior changes
- Maintaining physical health, activity, cognition, and wellness
Thanks to modern technology, there are devices that can effectively help seniors dealing with memory concerns to stay engaged and assist them in living their best lives. We’ve compiled some powerful items that may help an older adult in your life.
CarePatrol is here to help guide you through the senior living care arena. We are able to recommend Memory Care Communities, which provide security and specialized care. We understand how a patient’s needs can change with the progression of the disease and our care providers are prepared to adapt and assist with managing other pre-existing health conditions. All CarePatrol senior placement services are available at no cost to you.