Alzheimers and Dementia Rehab

There are more than 5 million people, in the USA alone, who are having the problem of Alzheimer and Dementia, which is growing day by day and the growth chart is having an upward swing. While this is the scenario in the USA, the global figures are far more alarming and therefore this problem needs to be addressed in a proper manner and with professional support. While there is specific medical treatment, but like some other ailments; these are also being treated with the right kinds of rehabilitation programs, which have the necessary support ingredients in treating these diseases. The rehab care programs, focusing on Alzheimer and Dementia, are structured by recognizing the problems of the individual’s mental, physical and social limitations and capacities, which are important issues in treating these diseases.

Some of the most important symptoms and issues of Alzheimer and Dementia, are as follows:

  • Paranoia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood Swings
  • Language troubles
  • Behavioral change
  • Lack of individual grooming
  • Memory failure
  • Alteration in sleeping prototype
  • Bewilderment and distorted sense of the time and position
  • These are all basic symptoms of Alzheimer and Dementia and early and planned program of rehabilitation is the most important aspect in treating these diseases and some of the features of these rehab care programs are as mentioned below:

    Clinical Brilliance: The treatment of Alzheimer and Dementia patients is required to be done by skilled and experienced professionals, who have adequate knowledge and training in treating these kind of patients. Not only the doctors, even the nurses and other staffs of any rehab center have to be trained to get the best service for their patients.
    Therapeutic Innovation: The foremost job that has to be done first in any rehab planning is the provision of a homely environment, where the treatment of the Alzheimer and Dementia patients can be treated with proper care and expertise. This planning is being focused on right from meals to daily exercises and other activities with a customized approach, such as; aroma therapy, healing touch and music therapy, as per the requirements of patients.
    Smooth Evolution: For these kinds of patients; the movement from the homely atmosphere to any new location or place is quite a difficult issue and mostly confusing. Therefore, a well-planned transition program is very much required to help the Alzheimer and Dementia patients in coping up with the new environment and people.

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