Tabitha—Your Answer for Memory Care
Memory loss is a complex issue facing thousands of Elders and their families each year. And while some forms of cognitive impairment represent normal signs of aging, others can be signs of more serious, underlying health issues like Alzheimer’s disease.
How can a person tell when their loved one’s memory loss has advanced beyond the occasional “senior moment”?
Dementia—the loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases— typically begins gradually. Dementia encompasses a spectrum of symptoms including memory impairment, lapses in reasoning and judgment, and the loss of language and other thinking skills. Dementia is not a disease but a general term to describe loss of mental function and decline in memory. Symptoms can include and affect language, judgment, memory, spatial and visual abilities, and changes in emotional and behavioral control. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease or damage caused by a series of small strokes.
More than everyday forgetfulness, a good illustration to understand the effects of dementia is the difference between a person occasionally misplacing their car keys (normal aging) versus not being able to identify what the keys are used for (possible sign of dementia).
At Tabitha we connect with your loved one’s entire support system and take a social approach to finding solutions, closely involving you and your family’s other trusted decision makers at every step. Our continuum navigators will walk beside you, expertly guiding your loved one through the aging journey and helping to determine which services within Tabitha’s complete continuum of Elder Care best meet their needs. Even if your loved one is not yet in need of care, a Tabitha Continuum Navigator will help your family plan for the future, putting the steps in place and your mind at ease for whatever lies ahead.
Tabitha's continuum of Elder Care services help individuals with memory loss at every stage of the journey, whether it's a daily safety check, all-day program, or whether a move to a senior living community is the right choice, Tabitha Continuum Navigators are there every step of the way.