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How multi-infarct dementia interfere safety needs?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: The safety needs of the patient need to be assessed based on the stages of dementia. This process is continuous. If patient is still at home, home visits should be made to ensure that there is enough food, medication is taken on time, the environment is safe. If person is at the nursing facility, usually facilities have protocols in place to ensure the safety of the patient.
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Changes: Keep in mind that vasc reviewed dementia, diagnoses, etiologies, and treatment options. Reviewed environmentall, behavioral and medical treatment options . Progresses more unpredictable, so it is important to have virtual and real safety nets and networks in place in case there are any sudden changes requiring a new level of assistance.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How might multi-infarct dementia forgetfulness interfere with safety needs?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: The safety needs of the patient need to be assessed based on the stages of dementia. This process is continuous. If patient is still at home, home visits should be made to ensure that there is enough food, medication is taken on time, the environment is safe. If person is at the nursing facility, usually facilities have protocols in place to ensure the safety of the patient.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How might forgetfulness from multi-infarct dementia interfere with elder safety needs?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Particularly if : Short term memory is effected, the older person may not remember they left the stove on, or may not remember they need to use a walker.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How is multi-infarct dementia found?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Multi-infarct: Dementia is based on the symptoms of memory loss in a step wise fashion in a person with a history of stroke or small vessel disease. So the diagnosis is made by the history provided by the patient and the family.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Who gets multi-infarct dementia?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
People who have: Circulatory problems in the brain are the people who get multi-infarct dementia.

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