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Dementia is a global health priority. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) a new case of dementia occurs every 4 seconds somewhere the world.

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Effective dementia care and treatment

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  2. 2. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 motor and balance problems, and behavioral problems such as agitation, delusions, and hallucinations. Studies and Reports o The estimates from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), a non-profit campaign group predicts that dementia cases worldwide will triple by 2050. As per the report, 44 million people worldwide have dementia currently and the number is expected to reach 76 million in 2030 and 135 million by 2050. The projected number of people with dementia in 2050 is now 17 percent higher than ADI estimated in the 2009 World Alzheimer Report. o According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, dementia risk might rise for older women with heart disease. The study observed 6,500 U.S. women aged 65 to 79 who had healthy brain function. It was found that those with heart disease were 29 percent more likely to experience mental decline over time than those without heart disease. Comprehensive Diagnosis and Effective Treatment Early diagnosis helps dementia patients and their family to receive help to prepare for the future in an appropriate way. Reliable rehabilitation centers diagnose the condition based on a careful evaluation of medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior associated with each type. Treatment of dementia depends on its cause. Most types of dementia are progressive and cannot be cured. However, there are treatments that may temporarily improve symptoms. Treatment options may combine pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches: o Medications such as Cholinesterase inhibitors and Memantine o Physical therapy o Occupational therapy Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias can be challenging, stressful, and frustrating. Established healthcare centers provide customized geriatric care services to address each aspect of the older adult’s health and improve the quality of life. Such centers also provide comprehensive support services and caregiver coaching for adult children looking after after their loved ones. Posted by HealthQuest.com http://www.hqbk.com/ http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521