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Are there things I can do myself to treat dementia?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Following Directions

What a patient with dementia can do for themselves varies depending upon the type of dementia.
For all dementias, you want to first and foremost follow the recommendations of your physician. These may include taking medications, managing medical problems, special diets, exercise programs, and attending support groups. This will not cure dementia, but can significantly alter its progression.

In brief: Following Directions

What a patient with dementia can do for themselves varies depending upon the type of dementia.
For all dementias, you want to first and foremost follow the recommendations of your physician. These may include taking medications, managing medical problems, special diets, exercise programs, and attending support groups. This will not cure dementia, but can significantly alter its progression.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Patrick Hennessey
And if you drink alcohol in any way, shape of form--even "socially"--STOP NOW! Alcohol injures the nervous system, messes up memory, and doesn't work and play well with most medicines. If applicable, put the plug in th jug and leave it alone.
Dr. Patrick Hennessey
(that should read "...shape or form..."
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You would need some sort of supervision for treatments.
Dementia is the loss of the mental function. Your healthcare professional and primary caregiver will assist your needs in order to slow down the progression of dementia. Socialization and getting busy with your favorite hobbies wil help but needs supervision for encouragement.

In brief: See below

You would need some sort of supervision for treatments.
Dementia is the loss of the mental function. Your healthcare professional and primary caregiver will assist your needs in order to slow down the progression of dementia. Socialization and getting busy with your favorite hobbies wil help but needs supervision for encouragement.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Thank
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