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  1. Dementia Care Jagruti Rehabilitation Centre

  2. Introduction • Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include loss of memory, mood changes and confusion. • Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. There are different types of dementia including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies andfrontotemporal dementia http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  3. Symptoms Of Dementia • Memory Loss • Fronto-Temporal Dementia • Later Stages • Communication • Incontinence • Eating http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  4. Memory Loss • Usually recent memory loss is remarkable. Patient may forget names, routes, passwords etc. But he can remember well his days in younger age or school name or birth date, etc. • Person may get confused in unfamiliar environment & may get lost. • Difficulty in finding the words. • Changes in personality & behavior • Depressive symptoms, loss of interest may be there. • Early symptoms are often mild, called as cognitive impairment, slowly get worse. This is the right time to treat patients with current medications. • Some patients develop forgetfulness slowly while others fast. • Vascular Dementia symptoms usually develop suddenly but slowly recover & they may persist without much worsening. • Dementia with Lewy Bodies develops visual hallucinations & their activities become slower as Parkinsonism increases. http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  5. Fronto-Temporal Dementia • Fronto-Temporal Dementia typically has more changes in behavior & personality than Memory. Usually these develop very quickly, may be in months. • This develops early in sixties & person may be working before onset. • Symptoms corresponding to frontal lobe like repetitive behavior, difficulty in language, Mood disturbances may be there. http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  6. Later Stages • As dementia progresses memory become more disturbed. Patients tend to forget names of near relatives, also daily routine of person may get affected. • They tend to forget to eat & sleep. They can’t take care of themselves & may need assistance in everything. • They may find difficult to understand simple information, tasks or instructions. http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  7. Communication • There may be difficulty in speaking or may loss ability to speak. There is need to communicate them with nonverbal communications like touch & gestures. • Mobility • Gradually their movement get restricted. They can’t move without support & may become bedbound. Sometimes rigidity may develop due to less movement. There are chances of bedsores which eventually lead to ore seriousness. http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  8. Incontinence • Actually they are not incontinent; they forget toilets & pass urine & stool anywhere. Diapers may be required, sometimes they are unwilling to use diapers & then the real problem occurs. • Eating • Loss of petite & weight loss is common in later stages. It’s important to give them food on timely basis, sometimes multiple times as they forget or may say I just ate. Swallowing difficulties are common, may lead to choking. Aspiration pneumonias are common. http://www.jagrutirehab.org/

  9. THANK YOU JagrutiRehabilitation Centre Manjari Farm, PuneSolapur Road, Opposite Govind Lodge, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra 412307 http://www.jagrutirehab.org/