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Dementia is a disease which is associated with the physical changes in human brain. It is a mental health disorder that is seen by people in their old ages. The terminology is applied to the global impairment of various cerebral functions. These cerebral functions are dependent upon memory, responses from emotional phases, social skills and the ability to solve different problems. The disease imparts brain disorders which eventually causes loss of all the functional abilities by the brain. Dementia can be found in various types, among all types the common forms are vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The effect of loss of functional ability is sometimes progressive but mostly severe in the later stages.
DEMENTIA CAN BE DIAGNOSED BUT HOW, WHEN AND WHY?
Common symptoms of dementia are confusion, anxious, forgetful attitude, restless and nervous. When such symptoms start arriving then it is compulsory to visit your doctor. All these symptoms are pure indication of dementia disease. It’s a matter of fact that every individual on this planet has to experience dementia in his or her life. These symptoms are difficult to diagnose in early stages but a proper diagnosis can be held after death by doing brain biopsy. As it is a slow emerging disease so it takes a bit long to be diagnosed. Dementia assessment can be made through scans and various investigations so the result might take 4 to 12 weeks. Dementia assessment originates with four factors:• A complete analysis of the patients’ background and basic information• Different physical tests• Assessment of the memory range• Medical scans
1: The disease is mostly found in females in late 35 plus age. So a full fledge dementia assessment is very essential in order to avoid dangerous side effects. Some common arising diseases from dementia are:• Depression• Reduce reasoning skills • Chest infections• Severe constipation• Urinary infections• Vitamin deficiency• Mood changes • Reduce communication skills • Thyroid deficiency• Poor sight and hearing capability• Brain tumor• Risky behavior causing risks to self or others ease.The patient might be having high levels of undertreated hypertension which will be eventually referred as dementia syndrome. At this stage the patient must go through a physical test.
2: The result of the dementia will be treated on the basis of blood screen report.Blood Screen: B12 Folate TSH FBC U&E LFT PV Calcium B Glucose Cholesterol
3: A cognitive assessment should be made which is also called mini mental state examination (MMSE). It is a clinical approach that depicts whether the patient is suffering from dementia or not.
4: dementia assessment should be encouraged on social circumstances as well by taking care of the patient and observing where the patient is having risk whether from others or from himself. During dementia assessment the patient should not be neglected, he should be in safe hands, avoid keeping him isolated, and support him to save his career and proper diet intake.
From the January 2006 “Many Faces of Lewy Body Dementia” series at Coral Springs Medical Center, FL. A presentation by Tanis J. Ferman, Ph.D., Neurologist/Psychiatrist Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL Video provided by the nonprofit Lewy Body Dementia Association. www.lbda.org Please contact us for caregiving support, more information and additional resources. Thank you.
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Washingtonpost.com: Markers for Alzheimers Onset
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Twitter / @LouisaTeach/Alzheimers dementia OCD
AOL.com Video - Alzheimers Disease Misconceptions
Brain Research and the Challenge of Aging - WSJ.com
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