Effective treatment & remedies for Dementia at homeopathic Clinic ,MumbaiDefinitionDementia is progressive deterioration i...
Symptoms of DementiaThe following are some of the symptoms of Dementia:The history varies depending on the cause of dement...
is common.Moderate dementia:• The ability to perform simple daily activities (basic activities of daily living;eg, bathing...
• The combination of immobility and undernutrition increases risk of pressureulcers. Eventually, patients become mute.• To...
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Homeopathic Doctor Anita Salunke practices in Chembur, Mumbai, India in her homeopathic clinic Mindheal. Find more information about homeopathic treatment at Mindheal. Welcome to safe, sure and effective homeopathic treatment Dimentia

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  1. 1. Effective treatment & remedies for Dementia at homeopathic Clinic ,MumbaiDefinitionDementia is progressive deterioration in intellectual function and othercognitive skills, leading to a decline in the ability to perform activities of dailyliving.Diagnosis is by history and physical examination.Facts to remember:• Mild slowing of cognitive processes is normal with aging and, it does notsuggest dementia.• Dementia is typically preceded by a state of mild cognitive impairment,which may last for several years.• In every patient, evaluation for dementia requires a thorough review ofdrugs, including OTC drugs.• Being in a familiar, supportive environment and remaining active helps mildand moderate cases decline slowly in function.• Currently used drugs may modestly improve cognitive performance ortemporarily delay cognitive and functional decline due to dementia.• Treating depression, which is common among patients with dementia, mayimprove function and quality of life.• Providing a source for ongoing education and support is main activity.• As early in the disorder as possible, decisions about a surrogate to handlefinances and a health care proxy should be made.PrevalenceThe prevalence of dementia doubles every 5 yr after age 60 until about age90. Dementia affects only 1% of people aged 60 to 64 but 30 to 50% of those> 85CauseCauses are difficult to differentiate because definitions and clinical criteria fordiagnosis of many causes are not exact.Alzheimers disease is the most common type in 2/3 of cases of establisheddementia. Vascular dementia is probably the next most common type, anddementia with Lewy bodies may account for many cases.
  2. 2. Symptoms of DementiaThe following are some of the symptoms of Dementia:The history varies depending on the cause of dementia.• However, typically, intellectual and other cognitive functions decline over 2to 10 yr.• Symptoms can be divided into mild (early), moderate and severe (late).• Personality and behavior changes may develop during any stage.• Depression affects up to 40% of patients with dementia, usually whendementia is mild or moderate, and may cause vegetative symptoms (eg,withdrawal, anorexia, weight loss, insomnia).• Depression can aggravate disability in dementia; distinguishing betweencause and effect is often difficult.• Many people who develop dementia lose weight before other symptomsappear.• The incidence of seizures increases throughout the course of dementia.• Psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, or paranoia) occurs in about 25% ofpatients with dementia.Mild dementia: Followings functions can be affected.• Short-term memory is impaired• Language functions, especially word finding.• Aphasia (impaired ability to comprehend or use language)• Agnosia (impaired ability to identify objects despite intact sensory function)• Apraxia (impaired ability to perform previously learned motor activitiesdespite intact motor function) can develop• Executive function (eg, ability to plan, organize, and sequence) is impaired.• Apathy is common.• Progressive difficulty with formerly mastered complex activities (eg, driving)and moderately complex daily activities (instrumental activities of daily living;eg, handling finances, preparing meals, housekeeping).• Less likely to take the initiative.• Difficulty following directions.• Emotional fluctuation is common. Patients may be irritable, hostile, andagitated.• Although mild dementia may not compromise sociability, family membersmay report that patients are not doing uncharacteristic things (eg, a miserlywidower gives thousands of dollars to a questionable charity). Poor judgment
  3. 3. is common.Moderate dementia:• The ability to perform simple daily activities (basic activities of daily living;eg, bathing, dressing, toileting) becomes impaired.• Patients cannot learn new information.• Normal environmental and social cues for time and place do not register,• Increasing disorientation.• Patients remain ambulatory but are at increased risk of falls and accidentsdue to confusion and poor judgment.• Personality changes may progress. Patients may become irritable, anxious,self-centered, inflexible, or angry more easily, or they may become morepassive, with a flat affect, depression, indecisiveness• Lack of spontaneity, or general withdrawal from social situations.• Psychotic symptoms may occur. Significant paranoia (eg, specific, oftenpersecutory delusions; generalized suspicion) occurs in about 25% of patients.• The most common delusions are of stealing and that a spouse is unfaithful.• Loss of self-recognition in mirrors; some patients with this delusion worrythat strangers have entered the home, but others enjoy the "visitors"company. • Patients often misidentify other people at this point (eg, thinkingtheir husband is their father or their daughter is their wife).• Wandering can be a significant problem, returning to familiar surroundingsis very difficult.• Patients may become physically aggressive or agitated or act in sexuallyinappropriate ways.• Sleep patterns are often disorganized.Severe:• Patients cannot perform the most basic activities (eg, eating, walking) andbecome totally dependent on other people.• Memory for recent and remote events is completely lost.• Patients may be unable to recognize even close family members.• The ability to walk is variably affected in different dementias but is usuallylost in the late stages; patients may become unable to move even while inbed.• Reflex motor function (eg, ability to swallow) is lost, putting patients at riskof dehydration, undernutrition, and aspiration (which increases risk ofpneumonia).
  4. 4. • The combination of immobility and undernutrition increases risk of pressureulcers. Eventually, patients become mute.• Total functional dependence usually requires that patients be placed in anursing home or that similar support be implemented in the home.• End-stage dementia results in coma and death, usually due to infectionoriginating in the respiratory tract, skin, or urinary tract.DiagnosisFor all elderly patients, mental status should be evaluated at each regularcheckup and whenever a change in mental status is suspected.The Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination is most commonly used.The patients appearance should be observed because it may provide clues(eg, poor hygiene) that confirm poor judgment or difficulty with some dailyactivities.If dementia is diagnosed, the cause of the dementia is identified, andpotentially reversible contributing factors are sought.Diagnosis can be done by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of MentalDisorders, Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)Other testing:As per the underlying cause.Thyroid functions and vitamin B12Routine use of CBCRenal function testsLiver function testsElectrolyte and albumin measurementCerebrospinal fluid (CSF) - for evidence of infection.Non contrast CT or MRIPositive emission tomography (PET)Single-photon emission CT (SPECT)Homeopathic treatment for Dementia• Physician should usually disclose the diagnosis to the patient.• If the patient has difficulty understanding, the physician may talk withfamily members first• Correction of contributing factors: Treatment or elimination of all potentiallyreversible contributing factors may substantially improve daily functioningand quality of life and may delay severe disability and institutionalization. The
  5. 5. drug of choice is usually an SSRI• Environmental measures: The next step is to create an appropriate, safe,and supportive environment in which patients can function optimally.• Nursing-home care: Nursing homes should be designed to reinforceorientation and to be cheerful; they should provide regular low-stress activitiesand minimal new stimulation• Drugs: Eliminating or limiting drugs with CNS activity often improvesfunction. Sedating and anticholinergic drugs, which tend to worsen dementia,should be avoided.• Caregiver support is important factor.Document Source: http://www.mindheal.orgMindheal Homeopathy is a leading homeopathic treatment center in Mumbai,India.

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