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How can I record the cognitive state of my father with dementia?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: You could try

Journaling your observations of him.

In brief: You could try

Journaling your observations of him.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dementia

Memory, orientation, self care, alertness, attention, changes at night such as confusion or sleep patterns.

In brief: Dementia

Memory, orientation, self care, alertness, attention, changes at night such as confusion or sleep patterns.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dementia records

I can suggest a couple of ways.
(1) ask him to draw a clock showing 3 o'clock. Alzheimer's patients lose their spatial sense early in the disease and cannot do this correctly. If you do it every few months you will likely see a progressive deterioration. The other issue to track is his competency. See my recent blog at: http://drlifestylesevidenceforhealth.Blogspot.Com/2012_02_01_archive.Html.

In brief: Dementia records

I can suggest a couple of ways.
(1) ask him to draw a clock showing 3 o'clock. Alzheimer's patients lose their spatial sense early in the disease and cannot do this correctly. If you do it every few months you will likely see a progressive deterioration. The other issue to track is his competency. See my recent blog at: http://drlifestylesevidenceforhealth.Blogspot.Com/2012_02_01_archive.Html.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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