Dementia is an umbrella term which is defined as neurodegenerative disorder. Dementia is defined as the deterioration in cognitive abilities, thinking abilities, judgment, decision making and impacts individual’s daily living activity. Dementia is characterized as an old age disease which has no cure. Dementia is of various types and the most common type of Dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. According to the World health organization (WHO), worldwide there are nearly 10 million new cases of dementia every year. There is lack of awareness and stigmatization of the disease worldwide causing difficulty in implementation of non-pharmacological treatment for the dementia patients. Lack of awareness causes, difficulty in observing early signs of dementia patients.
Here are some early signs of Dementia that can be observed:
The symptoms may vary from person to person and may also change from day-to-day. Progression of the disease depends upon individual’s age, personality, health, and lifestyle routine. It can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, intake of a balanced diet, reducing the consumption of alcohol or smoking, and actively engaging the mind cognitively.
It is advisable to have your loved one tested for Dementia at an early stage so that an intervention can be planned to benefit them. A simple cognitive evaluation can help identify the onset of Dementia. Caring for a Dementia patient is a costly affair and very stressful for the families, so early detection can help delay the progression of the illness. Patients suffering from Dementia need a lot of love and care to help them stay happy and healthy.
We at Samvedna Care have been working in Dementia Care since 2013. Our team of experts can help you with the diagnosis and detection of Dementia, we provide cognitive assessments, psychiatric consultation, and psychological assessments. We will provide you the best advice on dementia diagnosis so that you can provide good care for your loved one. Reach out to Samvedna Care for any queries on managing Dementia Care.