This article describes a multidisciplinary approach to the patient with irreversible dementia. Many such patients continue to enjoy life, and their adjustment can be facilitated by attention to their somatic and emotional problems. An improved, well-structured environment and an understanding family are particularly important. The author discusses the use of the ben zodiazepines for insomnia and neuroleptics for emotional and behavioral problems.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health