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DEMENTIA CLINIC


Dementia is a degenerative disorder of the brain, common in old age (60 + years), characterized by global impairment of mental functioning - memory loss, personality change, emotional and behavioral problems and difficulties in orientation.

At Vazhikatti, Dr. A.Vasanthi and Dr.K.Selvaraj are interested in dementia care.

  1. Neuropsychological assessment.
    • Screening
    • Detailed diagnostic assessment
    • Severity rating
    • Quality of life assessment
  2. Pharmacotherapy
  3. Education of the family members
  4. Spouse and family counseling
  5. Group illness education
  6. Group Therapy.

Dementia care:

Depends on the stage of the illness

 

  • Stage 1 : No cognitive decline
  • Stage 2 : Very mild cognitive decline
  • Stage 3 : Mild cognitive decline
  • Stage 4 : Moderate cognitive decline
  • Stage 5 : Moderately severe cognitive decline
  • Stage 6 : Severe dementia
  • Stage 7 : Very severe dementia

Common types of Dementia:

 

  • Alzheimers Dementia
  • Vascular dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Body
  • Fronto temporal dementia
  • Parkinson's disease dementia
  • Alcohol induced dementia
  • Mixed dementia.

Vazhikatti is associated with ARDSI (India) for the past 10 years.

Preferred time of visit with prior appointment: 10.00 am (can go back by 1:30 pm, if assessment could be completed by then).

Neuropsychological testing may be needed to be done on the same day, if possible.

Neuroimaging like CT / MRI / PET also may be needed later. Patient may need blood tests

For appointment: Call (0422) 4397671 / 672, 9842253053.

For enquiry, call : 89408 00500, 89409 00500

 

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