Treatment

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 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 the disease and have no 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.

There are various methods one can try after visiting a clinic and specialised doctors. Below you will find several alternativs and different methods:

Complementary care

Biological interventions,
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 balance.

E-health

Robotics
Experience-TV
Tablet
Smart lighting
Wearables with GPS-tracking
Virtual reality

If you want to know more about treatment, complementary care and e-health you can read more

about it on our partner website: Care for Carers.