A person with dementia will need more care as symptoms worsen over time. Problems with memory, thinking, and behavior often present challenges for those with dementia as well as for their family members. Whether the disease is in early or late stages, there are support systems, resources, and services that can help. Several different types of care are available depending on the level of help or care a person needs:
- Day-to-day support can be found through adult day centers and respite services. These options provide short-term care for a person with dementia and allow the caregiver to take a break.
- Long-term care in the home may be provided by unpaid family members and friends or by paid service providers and can involve general care or medical care.
- Residential care may become necessary as a person with dementia requires more care and supervision than can be provided at home.
- Hospice services provide end-of-life care and comfort for people with dementia and their families. These services can be received in the home or at a residential care facility, hospital, or hospice facility.
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