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More available treatments for dementia

Dementia is a permanent decrease in brain function that presents with memory loss, decreased ability to perform normal functions of living and occasionally personality changes. Despite medication to reduce the symptoms of dementia, it is a degenerative disease with no cure. Drugs have been designed to improve people' cognitive function and therefore independence, however the primary causes of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia remain untreatable. Personality changes including anxiety, depression, paranoia, and hallucinations can also be addressed with mood stabilizers and other psychiatric medications. The side effects of the drugs such as nausea, diarrhea, cramps, and nightmares can affect their acceptance. Behavioral therapy can also assist with the aim of the medications through increasing mental stimulation, exercise and encouraging participation in social activities. With the increasing incidence of dementia going hand in hand with our aging population, more therapies and treatments should be expected for this degenerative brain condition.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Herald mail.online

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About: More available treatments for dementia

Source: The Herald mail.online

Author: Dr Matthew Wagner

URL: http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=127500&format=html

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