Retirement should be a time for relaxation and enjoyment, a time of rest after the working years, and time to spend with family and friends. Most seniors do not want to consider, though, that it can also be a time when they might need some form of care, particularly if they are diagnosed with a form of dementia. Dementia is never something you want to think about, yet it is one of the top ten causes of death in the United States and it currently has no cure or treatment and cannot be prevented. Caring for someone with dementia such as Alzheimer’s is difficult and often impossible with out specialist help; dementia care units play a very valuable role in helping the sufferer and the family to deal with the disease while still maintaining good quality of life an some form of independence.
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