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Dementia and its Causes

What is Dementia? What are the causes of Dementia?

Is there a treatment regimen for Dementia? Can you recover from it?

All these questions and more will be addressed in this episode of Misunderstanding Dementia.

In this episode of Misunderstanding Dementia:
01:20 – Dementia is a terminal disease.
01:43 – Identify true dementia vs. pseudo dementia.
02:55 – Early and proper diagnosis plays a vital role in dementia treatment.
03:30 – We cannot change the destination of the disease but we can enjoy the journey.
04:20 – For caregivers and healthcare workers: Be realistic and learn to adjust to the situation.
05:30 – Seek immediate diagnosis to minimize from becoming worst.
05:50 – For family members: Learn to educate loved ones and family members.
06:40 – Give the patient the right to make decisions.
07:10 – Document what is working and what is not.
07:20 – Keep a journal of the Dementia journey.
08:20 – Not all medications has the same action to patients.
09:30 – The bigger the challenge the bigger the victory.

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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