Diagnosis of dementia and identifying its kind may prove challenging. One symptom of dementia is loss of one’s ability to perform daily chores, such as taking prescribed medication regularly, payment of bills and driving safely.
In order to identify the underlying reason for dementia at a psychiatric hospital, the doctor must recognize the pattern of the loss of skills and function and determine what a person is still able to do.
Doctors at psychiatric hospitals most likely will administer many pathological tests to zero in on and accurately diagnose the actual problem. Following are some of the tests, evaluations and scans which may be carried out:
Neuropsychological and Cognitive tests.
Scans of the brain
MRI or CT
The majority of patients suffering from dementia cannot be fully cured, but the symptoms being exhibited by patients can definitely be managed by the following:
Medication prescribed to improve the symptoms of dementia.
Therapies offered at our psychiatric hospital
Occupational therapy.An occupational therapist can demonstrate to a patient how to do activities at home safely and how to prepare for dementia progression.
Modifying the environment.It becomes easier for someone suffering from dementia to function and focus if the environment is noise free and clean. Sharp objects and poisonous substances may need to be hidden from patients who are suffering from Dementia.
Simplifying tasks. Streamlining everyday tasks and creating schedules to be followed each day, also reduce the perplexity of people struggling with dementia.
There are a few more therapies offered at psychiatric hospitals, which may also help lessen disturbance and encourage repose within persons affected by dementia:
Soothing-music therapy, which entails listening to relaxing songs.
Exercising on a regular basis
Pet therapy, which involves petting of animals, such as cats and dogs, in order to improve moods and behaviors of people struggling with dementia
Aroma therapy can be used to help elevate mood of patients struggling with dementia. This therapy makes use of fragrant plant oils
Massage and rubdown therapy
Art therapy: This involves patients suffering from dementia being constructively occupied while creating artworks. The emphasis is more on the efforts put in for creation rather than being on the outcome.
Care and support for a person suffering from Dementia
Following are a few suggestions for anyone suffering from Dementia to better cope with the disease:
Study more about recollection failure, memory ailments and Alzheimer’s disease.
Maintain a diary or a journal to keep track of your thoughts.
If feasible, join a support group in close vicinity of your residence.
Go for counseling sessions regularly
Try and spend as much quality time with family as is possible.
For making decisions in major matters, seek help of someone you trust
If you or someone you care for is struggling with Dementia, please feel free to connect with us at 880000025
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