You may think of dementia as an irreversible neurological condition, but with early diagnosis and proper treatment, it can be controlled and people diagnosed with dementia can hope to lead a normal life. Dementia leads to a deficiency of cognitive thinking powers that include impaired thinking, memory, and reasoning powers. These behavioral abilities control our language skills, memory power, self-management, focus and attentive powers, visual perception, and problem-solving skills. Dementia can range from mild to severe, and in the latter, the individual has to completely rely on someone else for everything.
Are you aware that India has the second-largest number of people suffering from this condition?
The truth is that most people affected with this condition are left untreated because these symptoms are due to aging, which is natural and inevitable. So, how do you know whether your loved one has been affected by dementia?
Here are some warning signs to look out for:
When you know enough information about dementia disease and suspect that either you or someone you love is likely to go through its effects you should ask for help before it is too late. Living with dementia does not have to be a nightmare as there are appropriate medications that can be prescribed by psychiatrists and neurologists following a thorough diagnosis and tests. It is possible to slow down the progression of this condition, even though it cannot be reversed or cured completely. Hence, you can continue to enjoy a normal life by keeping your symptoms in check.
Dementia can be managed when you get the right treatment plan and medicines. You can get help from psychotherapy sessions and join support groups, both on social media and at the rehab clinic. This is a great way to identify your triggers and get help from people facing the same issue.
You may think you know enough about dementia but self-therapy cannot help you deal with the condition, in the long-term. You should reach out to Cadabams for professional care. Their staff can help diagnose dementia on time and enable you to lead a better life by helping you manage this condition.
What are the early signs of dementia?
Some early signs of dementia that you need to look for are:
Dementia can be controlled with medicines and psychotherapy sessions that help the patient control feelings like depression, anxiety, and aggression. You can join support groups to seek support and get knowledge from both professionals and like-minded individuals.
Dementia can be of 5 stages; Stage 1 is where impairment is not noticeable and the patient can take care of himself well; memory and judgment are usually normal. Stage 2 is when the patient starts to experience memory problems, problem-solving challenges, and issues with timing. Stage 3 is when memory is more affected and disorientation becomes common. Stage 4 patients need help doing most chores; so, you may have to accompany them outside, wash them, and help them with every task. Stage 5 is the severest when a full-time caregiver becomes necessary.
Please refer to this video to know more clinical information regarding Dementia, and it’s corresponding treatments.
Hello, I am Kelvin, a 50 year old retired automobile mechanic. I have been suffering from dementia for the past 4 years. Since then, I have learnt many things that have been helpful to leading a normal life. I wanted to share my story to spread awareness because in India there are many people who do suffer from dementia, like me. According to statistics, about 4.1 billion people suffer from it. I hope my story can help you make a difference in life.
Here are some pointers on what I did to control my condition and live a healthy life: