Assessment Of Dementia?

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In the past Dementia was classified into three stages:

  1. Initial
  2. Middle
  3. Severe.

Even now the above scale is followed by many Neurologists. This scale, however is not suitable to assess the degenerative stage of dementia. Hence, a new scale called the Global Deterioration Scale is followed by many for assessment dementia. Some salient features are given below:

Stage Observed Effects
1 No Dementia
2 Signs of Forgetfulness of objects and places. Symptoms not evident
3 Difficulty in remembering objects, names and places. Cognitive decline noticeable
4 Has difficulty in managing tasks, finances, withdrawal from social circles
5 Loss of memory is prominent, require assistance for activities – bathing, feeding and grooming.
6 Require extensive assistance for care, bladder incontinence, muscle degeneration and mood changes observed
7 Loss of loco motor skills, no ability to communicate and completely dependent on others for activities.

 

The above stages are scary and can be daunting on the caregivers of patients. But with proper care, diet, exercise and assistance, patients can lead healthy lives.

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