There are some key
traits to spot when identifying whether or not a loved one needs psychiatric
Ian Weatherhead, lead nurse for Admiral Nursing Direct, said those concerned
about the effects of dementia in a loved one should
look in their cupboards to see what type of food they are buying.
He explained that if the food is mouldy or out of date then this is a good
indicator of memory impairment.
Other indicators include when a person becomes more withdrawn and ceases to
socialise like they may have done in the past.
However, it is not as simple as saying those displaying such symptoms have
Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia, Mr Weatherhead said that
cognitive impairment conditions are complex and need close medical scrutiny.
"It is important that we rule out other things that could be easily
treatable to improve somebody's life before we make a formal diagnosis of
dementia," he stated.
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Dementia treatment news : 22 February 2012