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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alscheimers?
  • Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual impairments serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
  • Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging although the greatest known risk factor is aging and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. Up to 5 percent of people have early onset Alzheimer’s, in their 40s or 50s.
  • Alzheimer’s worsens over time. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. In late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on conversations and respond appropriately to their environment. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years depending on age and other conditions.
  • Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current treatments cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, they can temporarily slow dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s. There is a worldwide effort to find better ways to treat the disease and prevent it from developing.
What is Senile Dementia?

Senility is now referred to as Dementia or “Senile Dementia.”  It is characterized by decreased cognitive abilities that may include the person’s ability to concentrate, recall information and properly judge situations. Senility involves a deterioration of body and mind associated with advanced aging. Two major types of senile dementia are identified: those due to generalized atrophy (Alzheimers type) and those due to vascular problems (eg: strokes). “Senile Dementia” is often used as a synonym for Alzheimers disease.

Brain disorders may be caused by trauma, illness or infection. Parkinson’s, Pick’s and Huntington’s disease can cause senility. In such cases, senility is generally not reversible. Other conditions that cause senility may be treatable, including hypothyroidism, tumors and vitamin deficiencies.

What is included in the monthly rate?
All meals, including Snacks. Personal Assistance: grooming, bathing, dressing, incontinent care, care of minor and temporary illnesses. Laundry services and on-site activities.
What is not included in the monthly rate?
Medications. Professional on-site visits, such as physician therapists.
Do guests ever have to leave when Alzheimer's disease is in its final stages?
Casa Descanso Astorga cares for guests through the final stages of the disease and until they pass on. We work closely with a forensic doctor and local mortuaries
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