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Home care in Erie, PA

  • 1001 State Street
  • Suite 1012
  • Erie, PA 16501

Dementia causes problems with thinking, memory, and reasoning

January 17th, 2019

What Is Dementia?

Dementia causes problems with thinking, memory, and reasoning

Here are the facts for Erie seniors with dementia

Alzheimer’s “happens when the parts of the brain used for learning, memory, decision making, and language are damaged or diseased.”

Also called major neurocognitive disorder, it's not a disease itself. Instead, it's a group of symptoms caused by other conditions.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Between 60% to 80% of people with dementia have Alzheimer's. But there are as many as 50 other causes of dementia.

The symptoms of dementia may improve with treatment and there is care and support for families living Alzheimer’s disease.

Hearing the news that a loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be unsettling, even scary. It’s important to know that there’s help available to you and to your loved one. BrightStar can help ease the responsibilities and provide some clear direction during this uncertain and unpredictable time.


BrightStar Care of Erie supports family caregivers. We provide a full continuum of private duty home care services comprised of companionship, personal care, dementia care, transportation, medication assistance, skilled nursing and more to improve clients’ health and quality of life.

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