DEMENTIA, THE PROBLEM OF OUR TIMES

Dementia is simply a slow or rapid loss of brain function. Although dementia is notable for forgetfulness during the process, decision-making, behavior, language abilities and memory capacity are affected. Dementia can also be caused by various conditions. In most cases it occurs after the age of 60 but may also occur at an earlier age. First a mild cognitive disorder occurs. Often, the person himself or herself notices the circumstance. Such mild conditions can also be seen in depression, chronic insomnia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, especially in vitamin B12, and may be confused with the first stages of dementia. But the so-called dementia is progressive and mental functions progress slowly or rapidly, showing differences in person. Personality changes can be seen in the frontal plane in people who are more psychologically intense and who are emotionally vulnerable.

Dementia and Alzheimer, also known as the same thing among people, are the same thing? The relationship between the two can be expressed in the following way: Not every dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but every Alzheimer’s disease is dementia. Apart from Alzheimer’s disease, there are many diseases and conditions that cause dementia. Rapid and intense forgetfulness and temperament changes can be confused with brain tumors, cerebral vascular occlusions and silent bleeds. Therefore, those who start to react to forgetfulness, temperament, change and events should be seen and evaluated by a doctor, a neurologist, as soon as possible. The initiation of treatment after the differential diagnosis has been ruled out will sometimes slow down the irreversible mind destruction of life savers. Currently there are drugs used to slow the rate of Alzheimer’s dementia and there are not many alternative options. Treatment is different on the dementia table due to the small vessel disease of the brain. This is why diagnosis is very important.

One of the most asked questions is how many digits of Alzheimer’s dementia are there. Although it differs from person to person, we can generally rank it as mild middle-advanced. Unfortunately, those who become oblivious are brought to the doctor. This also means intermediate level dementia at best. Most of them are advanced for the first time.

Once the dementia is diagnosed and the variety is identified, treatment begins. Care is as important as treatment. It is essential to inform and educate relatives correctly. Mid-term outcome and advanced dementia require a professional approach. I can not eat, croche or even swallow. Inpatient rehabilitation and treatment is a must.

No dementia patient is lost with the cause of dementia. The person may be lost due to microbial diseases, eating or drinking problems or inadequate body functions, falling, hip fracture, emboli, etc. Not only demented, but also your relatives may need professional help. In today’s world, the need for spiritual support seems inevitable.