Dementia is a general term for any disease that causes a change in memory and/or thinking skills that is severe enough to impair a person’s daily functioning (driving, shopping, balancing a checkbook, working, communicating, etc.)
There are medications that may improve memory for a period of time. There are also medications that are effective for treating mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, which commonly occur in people with dementia. It is also important that your provider carefully evaluates any medicine someone with dementia is taking, because some medications may make memory symptoms worse.
Research has shown that physical exercise helps to enhance brain health and improves mood and general fitness. A balanced, heart-healthy diet, such as MIND Diet (based on the Mediterranean and DASH diet for hypertension), and limited alcohol intake are other important ways to promote good brain health. Getting good sleep at night is another important component of brain health. This includes maintaining a normal sleep/wake cycle, practicing good sleep hygiene and recognizing and treating sleep disorders. Staying socially active and engaged in enjoyable, mentally stimulating activities helps to promote good mental health. Other illnesses that can affect the brain, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, should also be treated if present.
The Arbis Rojas’s Comprehensive Dementia Care program is specifically designed help patients and their families with care at home; we also assist local memory care facilities with our specialty care approach with our modern approach to telemedicine and remote care monitoring
Telemetry, remote patient monitoring, chronic care management and In-person visits are covered by Medicare *Shared costs may apply.