People being diagnosed with Dementia is not something that you should take lightly. It is similar to saying that that person has been diagnosed with a progressive disease such as cancer. Dementia works the same as cancer does. The first question that comes into mind if diagnosed with Dementia or cancer is: “How do you treat Dementia?”
Dementia can’t be cured even with the technology we have nowadays. Cancer also has been out for years, but not a single, reliable cure has been found. These are due to insufficient funding for conduction of researches and for the materials needed, not to mention the human experiments they will need to conduct these experiments. 80% of all adults in their 60s and above are most likely to be a target of Dementia. The risk of having this progressive disease is extremely high that you almost can’t get away without getting it when you reach age 60 and above.
Alzheimer’s disease is one type of Dementia that has no cure. Medications and treatments are only present to lessen the effect of the symptoms. A rehab is needed for most cases that have uncontrollable symptoms in its middle stage of progression. Depression is present in this kind of disease since it devastates you psychologically for having Dementia. Some special treatments and medicines such as pain relievers, antidepressants and antihistamines are some of the few to keep your symptoms at ease.
If you’re diagnosed with Dementia. The best thing you should do is to prevent it from getting worse gradually. There is nothing more you can do when diagnosed with this progressive disease since there is no cure, but you can do some exercises and brain teasers to keep your mind active to prevent further complications. Keeping your mind in an idle state will eventually worsen the situation you’re in. Ask yourself: “Do you really want to lose all those good memories?” if not, then applying some good brain exercise will help loosen up your load. Having this disease must not be taken lightly for it can do so much damage in the long run.
Mild, moderate or sever Dementia, there is a medication such as inhibitors used to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease and hallucinations. There may be side effects like Nausea and vomiting, but your body will adjust to it in a few weeks of medication. Another treatment is a hydrochloride. It clogs the rush of chemicals that proceeds to the brain, causing damage and more complications. This is commonly used in people who has severe Dementia that can’t respond to their inhibitors. Some cases, the severity of the disease can imply too much agitation or aggression, thus giving them a little dosage of Antipsychotics will help. Too much dosage of this medicine will increase the risk of heart problems among people with severe Dementia, not to mention the side effects that it can cause to a patient. Rigidity and inability to communicate are some of the few side effects when taking this kind of medicine. Proper treatment is required, especially when treating a person with severe dementia.