Therapeutic Communication Dementia

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Lizette merino 6/26/2013 Dr. Brenan Therapeutic Communications Dementia Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be cause by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships. They also lose their ability to solve problems and maintaining emotional control. There are different types of dementia. Dementing disorders can be classified in many different ways. These classification schemes attempt to group disorders that have particular features in common, such as whether they are progressive or what parts of the brain are affected. Dementia is diagnosed when two or more brain functions - such as memory, language skills, perception, or cognitive skills including reasoning and judgment - are significantly impaired without loss of consciousness. Dementia is a progressing disease that gets worst with time, for some patients it might take a while but…show more content…
Over time, people begin to act very differently. They might not notice it but family and friends do. Finally, they will not be able to care for themselves. They will not remember who they are and who their family members are either. There is no one specific test for diagnosing dementia. It will take several techniques to help identify dementia with reasonable accuracy such as; examining the patient’s history, a physical examination, neurological evaluations, cognitive and neuropsychological tests, brain scans, laboratory test, psychiatric evaluations and presymptomatic testing. There are medications one can take for dementia. Although it cannot cure it, but it can slow it down, and make it easier to live with. There are also things you can do like staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight and keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol levels at normal

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