Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Blog

Therapeutic Approaches for Patients with Dementia

Sixty to seventy percent of nursing home residents have some level of dementia, so how can we best serve those patients? First thing you want to do is look at your evaluation process. Using a standardized tool is going to help you determine where in the progression of dementia the patient lies. The next thing you want to do is look at the different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s dementia makes up 65% of all Dementias. Vascular Dementia comes in second and Lewy Body Dementia makes up 10 – 15 %. Understanding these different types of Dementias is going to help you make a very patient specific plan of care. For more information on tailoring the plan of care around patient's needs talk to your HHI consultant, for a great resource!

 

Topics: Dementia, Care Planning

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