Dementia is a complex and often misunderstood disease. Initial memory loss is often associated with age and families may decide to care for their loved one at home. As the disease progresses, the increased care required puts untold pressure on the caregiver and family dynamics. Care given to loved ones, either by family members or hired help, is often not enough as the training to care for a dementia patient is specific and specialised. The progression of the disease can be managed better with dedicated and specialised care in a facility dedicated to dementia care. This also provides relief to family who can concentrate on quality time with their loved one without the pressures of the daily physical care.
Modern Medicine – April/May 2019