Dementia Care Practice
Diagnosing dementia and Alzheimer is generally difficult, particularly in the initial stages. However diagnosis assessment incorporates medical and patient history to rule out different possible causes. Therefore numerous diagnostic procedures are needed which further includes neurological and physical examination related to blood and urine tests, Mental status assessment to work out the level of mental deterioration, Brain scans (CT Scans and MRI), Caregiver interview to see the level of dependency, Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) can also be recommended.
Aside from these diagnostics, dementia patient needs reassurance and support from the people closest to them - including their caregivers, friends and family to help the patient to reminisce their sense of existence and feelings of self-worth.