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how is dementia treated? why is early diagnosis important?

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Dr. Dhrumil Shah
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dementia care: Dementia is treated by supportive care mainly. Medicines may help decrease progression of the disease, but dementia being degenerative disease it will progress over time. Earlier diagnosis is the key to create better treatment plan and education of care taker so that most of our seniors with dementia can stay in community and not in long term nursing homes. 36 hr day is a great book to read.
Answered on Jul 7, 2015
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Treatment for alzhei: Please check for answers written before by others and me? We answer this many times.
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Symptimatic: Symptomatic treatments and safety assessments can be done.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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