Dementia is a condition that has no cure and is very hard to treat. Fortunately, there are medical specialists that are able to diagnose dementia and provide support to patients, but they are not always easy to come by.
A particular type of drug, called cholinesterase inhibitors, are commonly prescribed to treat dementia, and work by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters involved in memory and judgment. In addition to this, other drugs may be prescribed, targeting other symptoms that may be present alongside memory loss, such as depression, sleep disturbance or agitation.
Unfortunately, these drugs have limited efficacy, but patients can adopt certain lifestyle changes that have been proven to be effective in slowing down cognitive decline (while having minimal negative side-effects), such as having a better diet, increasing ones physical and social activities.
Below you can find more information on some forms of complementary care, and also on how technology can be used for dementia care.
using natural resources.
Energic interventions, targeting
recovery of energy balance.
Mind-body interventions, about the
influence of thoughts and emotions
on the body.
Body orientated interventions, about
touch and light manipulation of the body
to favour relaxation and physical
Wearables with GPS-tracking