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Medicine, Year 2, Block 12 (Neurological, Neuromuscular, and MSK Diseases) > Living with Dementia > Flashcards

Flashcards in Living with Dementia Deck (4):
1

What are some impacts of a Dementia diagnosis on the patient?

- May be in denial
- Grief reaction
- Acceptance / positive coping strategies

2

What is the impact on carers who may be taking care of a Dementia patient?

- Stress
- Effect of physical care / doing everything
- Poor sleep
- Constant vigiliance
- Loss of support of partner
- Unable to take time off work

3

What are the benefits of having a diagnosis for Dementia?

- Know what it is you are dealing with
- Access to treatments
- Access to support services
- Information / education
- Planning future
- Assessment and risk management

4

As doctors, what can you offer a dementia patient to help manage their condition?

- Management of co-morbidities
- Therapy / stimulation for patient
- Respite for carers
- Medication