There are approximately 8 million adults over the age of 55 years who have had a diagnosable incident of dementia or have been diagnosed pre-senility with dementia.
Recent findings found that there is no significant difference in cognition between people who have and have not experienced dementia in late life. In view of the increasing life expectancy, this work could help answer important questions about how best to manage and support those who experience dementia as a consequence of age and circumstances.
The signs of dementia are common in the elderly. As many as 75 percent of people with dementia may be unaware of their condition. For example, people with dementia may not realize that they are forgetting people and things, or may not be aware that a person around them is showing signs of mental deterioration. It is important to find people who have the signs of dementia and to remind them.\n
Dementia cannot be cured. Memory deficit, difficulty in concentration, difficulty remembering dates or numbers, anhedonia, apathy, paranoia, aggression, and emotional disturbance are not easily treatable by specific medications. The use of medications specifically to treat dementia is supported by meta-analyses, but does not appear necessary in all groups. It remains elusive if and how many anti-dementia medications that are beneficial. The diagnosis of dementia is not permanent.
There is little evidence that dementia is responsive to any single treatment. Instead, dementia treatment often consists of a combination of medications, physical therapy, counseling, and support. The use of medications that target dementia symptoms may improve quality of life for many persons. Evidence is limited as to the impact of physical therapy interventions or counseling on outcomes.
It needs to be known that this kind of medication can cause drowsiness and can sometimes lead to falls. Spirit-dementia should not be used by elderly persons with reduced mobility or on medications or alcohol.
Approximately one third of people with dementia in the United States have at least one comorbid medical condition. With increasing healthcare access and availability, an elderly person with dementia may suffer from many chronic conditions. These conditions are also more likely to cause problems associated with dementia. A significant proportion of people with dementia have a normal life span but are at increased risk of both physical and cognitive decline.
Spirit-dementia was used for a range of motives, including cure, self care, care of the parents, and to manage the disease. Spirit-dementia treatment was provided in most cases of dementia, with carers reported to be dissatisfied despite the use of spirit-dementia.
Spirit-dementia is a chronic disorder, but unlike disease it is not curable. It does not result in an “exit of the patient”. It is a “slow, quiet demise.
Data from a recent study suggest the necessity of including spirit-dementia into the treatment protocol of ICSDs to prevent and retard the worsening of condition and increase the quality of life.
This article aims to guide the clinician and patient with regard to spirit-dementia for therapeutic use in general. Specific guidance will be given for the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for the diseases comprising spirit-dementia.