Our caregivers are trained to provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs.
By meeting these daily needs, often with abundant encouragement, reassurance, and redirection, our residents are better able to enjoy their daily routine comfortably.
Stellar Care prides itself on having a full schedule of activities for residents at various levels of their dementia.
Our Activities staff offer tailored activities for residents to engage in socialization and interaction to stimulate the mind and the body.
The scheduled outings are wildly popular with our residents and often include ice cream trips, drives to the beach, and visits to some of San Diego’s most popular sights such as Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and Old Town San Diego.
Some people with frontotemporal dementia have dramatic changes in their personality that vary greatly from their natural disposition. They may become impulsive or emotionally indifferent, while others lose the ability to use language properly.
While these descriptions may be the most common forms and categories of dementia there are over 100 different types that can affect people in the aging population. Our caregivers and staff use the multitude of tools at our disposal to take care and enrich the lives of our residents.
Stellar Care is a non-medical facility. While we are experienced & specially trained in caring for those living with various Dementias, if you are concerned about a loved one, you should seek professional medical advice.
Dementia is the classification for any condition that changes an individual’s memory, thinking or reasoning.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. As a progressive brain disease, it will get worse over time. Scientists believe the disease damages and kills nerve cells in various structures of the brain including plaques and tangles. Vascular dementia, frontotemporal, and Dementia with Lewy bodies are other common causes of Dementia.
Vascular dementia is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain and a reduction in vital nutrients. Symptoms often include a decline in thinking skills. A sudden change, such as a stroke, may be the cause of a major blockage or reduced blood flow. Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.
What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies is another type of progressive dementia where an excess of protein damages brain cells. Warning signs can include hallucinations and sleep problems. related to buildup of a protein called alpha-synuclein that damages brain cells.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is not just one condition, but multiple disorders leading to deterioration. Cell degeneration in the frontal and temporal lobes can lead to personality changes varying extremely from the person’s natural disposition. It can also cause degeneration in conversational situations, and they may become impulsive or emotionally detached.
Source: Alzheimer’s Association
The terms “dementia” & “Alzheimer’s” are usually used interchangeably, however, in the industry we know that not only are there very important distinctions between the two but there are additional important distinctions between the over 100+ types of dementia that someone can be diagnosed with.