Confusion - signs of dementia of the elderly

Confusion – signs of dementia of the elderly

Early detection and treatment of dementia helps patients manage the condition and maintain a better quality of life in the early stages.

At the same time have time to plan, make the right choice of treatment and care.

In addition, relatives and caregivers will have time to gradually adapt to the patient’s changes in cognition and behavior.

Alzheimer’s and stroke are the two main causes of dementia in the elderly, leaving them confused and unable to take care of themselves.

According to medical experts, Head of Neuroscience Center, Head of Stroke Unit, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, said that recently the hospital received a 65-year-old female patient who often forgot her way home.

Family members said that a few months ago, she often repeated the same question over and over again.

About a week before she was admitted to the hospital, she had several outings on the same day but didn’t remember the way home.

She has a history of diabetes mellitus, drug treatment for more than 4 years now.

Neurological and psychological tests showed that the woman had intermediate-stage dementia, requiring hospitalization to monitor the course of the disease, and provide care and exercise to improve functioning.

According to experts, dementia is a disease that occurs because brain cells, or connections between brain cells, are damaged, losing normal function.