Dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease)

Dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease)

Dementia – Dementia is an acquired and progressive neurological disorder and major health problem primarily found in people 65 years of age and older. This neurological disorder causes deterioration of cognition, memory, language, emotion and behaviour and can lead to swallowing problems in elderly people. There are various types of Dementias, however the most common type is known as Alzheimer’s Disease. In this type of Dementia, language and cognitive abilities deteriorate faster than motor abilities.

SYMPTOMS

  • An individual with Dementia may experience:
    • Memory loss
    • Distraction / Confusion
    • Difficulties with problem solving and setting goals
    • Difficulties with participating in conversations
    • Expressing wants / needs (language worsens with time)
    • Personality changes
    • Depression
    • Difficulties with swallowing
    • Signs and symptoms will likely worsen as Dementia progresses

HOW WE CAN HELP

  • Treatment of individuals with Dementia focuses on assisting clients manage their daily routine as effectively as possible, making diet modifications when necessary to ensure that the individual is eating / drinking safely, and help / train families in compensatory strategies to cope with Dementia and interact with their loved one in the best manner possible.
  • At Q Enrichment Center, our Speech, Language and Swallowing Pathologist specialised in speech therapy for adults, will conduct an extensive comprehensive assessment to determine the type of difficulty, the severity, as well as the diagnosis related to speech, language and swallowing difficulties. A detailed report will be completed along with a treatment plan specific to each individual’s needs.

Testimonials

“What a fantastic team at Q Enrichment Center. I 100% recommend them for any family. They conduct themselves in the most professional attitude all around, they are welcoming and my son enjoyed the service thoroughly. Thanks again.”
– Jean (Mother of child client)

“Q Enrichment Center has “A brilliant speech therapist she single handily helped me overcome the difficulties of dysphagia. Her work truly is a vocation, her desire for me to make a full recovery was just as strong if not stronger than my own. By far the best therapist I was fortunate enough to deal with.”
– Chris (Male adult client)

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