Age related changes affect every body system. These changes are normal and occur as people age. As age increases a pattern of declining functional health and increasing disability is seen. Dementia is usually a disease of the elderly and is characterized by progressive loss of memory and other mental faculties such as language, judgment, and planning, impairment of daily activities, and deficiency in social interaction. In general, non-pharmacological approaches are first-line treatment for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The assessment and management of dementia is complex. The supportive care and enhancing the brain function is the methods to lead a quality life in dementia patients. Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers. They use a range of interventions that help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.
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Ajesh kumar T. K. An Insight into Assessment and Management of Dementia. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(3): July-Sept.,2014; Page 180-182.