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Person Living With Dementia

Treatments for Dementia

Source: ForgetUsNot Initiative by LIEN Foundation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, & Dementia Singapore Caring for a person living with dementia involves many things. These include the use of both medications and psychosocial interventions (such as engagement and environmental changes to suit the person). Care plans should integrate both these kinds of treatments when addressing the [...] Read More

Person Living With Dementia

Pharmacological Management of Dementia

Common Medications Prescribed for Dementia The following are some medications used to relieve some symptoms of dementia: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors 1. Helps maintain mental function 2. Donepezil (Aricept), Rivastigmine (Exelon*) and Galantamine (Reminyl) 3. Used primarily to treat mild to moderate stages of the disease although there is also evidence of effectiveness in advanced dementia 4. [...] Read More

Person Living With Dementia

Tips to Manage Dementia Medications

Medication Management General TipsMissing Medications If a person living with dementia forgets to take their medication, it should be administered as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped. The dose should not be doubled to make up for the missed dose. Caregivers and [...] Read More

Member of a Community or Corporation

Treatments for Dementia

Source: ForgetUsNot Initiative by LIEN Foundation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, & Dementia Singapore Caring for a person living with dementia involves many things. These include the use of both medications and psychosocial interventions (such as engagement and environmental changes to suit the person). Care plans should integrate both these kinds of treatments when addressing the [...] Read More

Member of a Community or Corporation

Pharmacological Management of Dementia

Common Medications Prescribed for Dementia The following are some medications used to relieve some symptoms of dementia: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors 1. Helps maintain mental function 2. Donepezil (Aricept), Rivastigmine (Exelon*) and Galantamine (Reminyl) 3. Used primarily to treat mild to moderate stages of the disease although there is also evidence of effectiveness in advanced dementia 4. [...] Read More

Member of a Community or Corporation

Tips to Manage Dementia Medications

Medication Management General TipsMissing Medications If a person living with dementia forgets to take their medication, it should be administered as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped. The dose should not be doubled to make up for the missed dose. Caregivers and [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Treatments for Dementia

Source: ForgetUsNot Initiative by LIEN Foundation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, & Dementia Singapore Caring for a person living with dementia involves many things. These include the use of both medications and psychosocial interventions (such as engagement and environmental changes to suit the person). Care plans should integrate both these kinds of treatments when addressing the [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Pharmacological Management of Dementia

Common Medications Prescribed for Dementia The following are some medications used to relieve some symptoms of dementia: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors 1. Helps maintain mental function 2. Donepezil (Aricept), Rivastigmine (Exelon*) and Galantamine (Reminyl) 3. Used primarily to treat mild to moderate stages of the disease although there is also evidence of effectiveness in advanced dementia 4. [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Tips to Manage Dementia Medications

Medication Management General TipsMissing Medications If a person living with dementia forgets to take their medication, it should be administered as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped. The dose should not be doubled to make up for the missed dose. Caregivers and [...] Read More

Care Professional

Treatments for Dementia

Source: ForgetUsNot Initiative by LIEN Foundation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, & Dementia Singapore Caring for a person living with dementia involves many things. These include the use of both medications and psychosocial interventions (such as engagement and environmental changes to suit the person). Care plans should integrate both these kinds of treatments when addressing the [...] Read More

Care Professional

How Effective Are Dementia Medications?

Medications, while with modest benefits, may be prescribed to relieve some symptoms and behaviour changes associated with dementia. However, ongoing debates over their effectiveness continue - the benefits and risks of the medications are discussed. Common Medications Prescribed for Dementia Pharmacological management of dementia should be used within a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial approach, where medical issues, [...] Read More

Care Professional

Tips to Manage Dementia Medications

Medication Management General TipsMissing Medications If a person living with dementia forgets to take their medication, it should be administered as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped. The dose should not be doubled to make up for the missed dose. Caregivers and [...] Read More
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