What Is Dementia?

Dementia is a catch-all term that refers to diminished cognitive ability caused by changes to the brain. It includes conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and Huntington’s disease and is one of the leading reasons families seek assisted living care for a loved one.

This video offers an overview of the different types of dementia. Although some dementias, such as those caused by metabolic disorders, can be reversed, most are progressive. Eventually, people with dementia typically benefit from being a resident in a memory care home or assisted living community where they can get continuous care.

Avalon Memory Care provides mental health care for dementia in Cedar Park, as well as a range of assisted living services. If your loved one needs care, call us at (214) 752-7050 to learn how we can help.