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How do you treat/care for dementia?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Individualize

The treatment of dementia is varied based on the type of the behavior the patient is presented, the availibility of primary caregiver, the level of cooperation, prior/current medications use, the currrent environmental setting and medical conditions.
So there are many way to treat or to control symptoms for dementia and therefore it needs to be individualize.

In brief: Individualize

The treatment of dementia is varied based on the type of the behavior the patient is presented, the availibility of primary caregiver, the level of cooperation, prior/current medications use, the currrent environmental setting and medical conditions.
So there are many way to treat or to control symptoms for dementia and therefore it needs to be individualize.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Eval & Treatment

First evaluation and work up to make a diagnoses .
Some diagnoses when u take care of the causes the patient can improve other condition r chronic and progressive and medications intended to decrease the deterioration but not a cure, such as alzheimer's dementia. Medications used 1- correct underlying metabolic abnormality 2-colin est erase inhibitor 3-supportive therapy.

In brief: Eval & Treatment

First evaluation and work up to make a diagnoses .
Some diagnoses when u take care of the causes the patient can improve other condition r chronic and progressive and medications intended to decrease the deterioration but not a cure, such as alzheimer's dementia. Medications used 1- correct underlying metabolic abnormality 2-colin est erase inhibitor 3-supportive therapy.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Big question

Join a support group for care givers or family members, read about the disease, go to doctors appointments with the person, go online to the alzheimer's foundation of america or the alzheimer's association, the national institute on aging also has great information.
....Education and support.

In brief: Big question

Join a support group for care givers or family members, read about the disease, go to doctors appointments with the person, go online to the alzheimer's foundation of america or the alzheimer's association, the national institute on aging also has great information.
....Education and support.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Caregiver support

In terms of resources for caregivers assisting with those with dementia, dr. Most compiled this list of resources with contributions from national and international neuropsychologists: http://cpancf.
Com/pdf/dementia%20resources%20for%20caregivers.Pdf.

In brief: Caregiver support

In terms of resources for caregivers assisting with those with dementia, dr. Most compiled this list of resources with contributions from national and international neuropsychologists: http://cpancf.
Com/pdf/dementia%20resources%20for%20caregivers.Pdf.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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