Dementia is a neurocognitive disorder characterised by a global cognitive deterioration, resulting from a progressive and irreversible decline in brain function. Depending on the stage of the disease, in addition to cognitive impairment, dementia also involves other pathological manifestations in the behavioural and emotional spheres.
Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tDCS) at home – Opportunities and challenges in mental disorders in the elderly
Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tDCS) is one of the safe and effective treatment options for depression, cognitive impairment, auditory hallucinations in older adults. The ability to stimulate neuroplasticity by tDCS without significant adverse effects has encouraged evaluation of the efficacy of tDCS for many clinical indications in older adults with mental health problems.
In dementia prevention, early prevention strategies include lifestyle factors such as: nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, improving vascular risk factors (such as high blood pressure and diabetes), treatment of major depressive disorder and cognitive stimulation.
More and more recent studies in the field demonstrate the effectiveness of using virtual reality in interventions for people with dementia. Studies show that virtual reality helps patients with dementia by accessing memories and encouraging positive emotions.
During ordinary aging, a person may occasionally forget a name or words and miss things; by comparison, in mild cognitive impairment, the person often forgets conversations and information that one would ordinarily remember, such as appointments and other planned events. Does having mild cognitive impairment always lead to the development of dementia?
Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia through proper nutrition. Age and genetics are factors that cannot be controlled,...
DementiaAs we age, our bodies undergo biological decline, both somatically and mentally. From a psychological...
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