The term “dementia” refers to a series of symptoms that are due to gradual degeneration-deduction of brain functions (memory, speech, critical ability, executive functions). Symptoms concern cognitive functions and result in gradual and slow deterioration of the person’s ability to function well in his daily life.
European standard specifications and recently refurbished facilities at the Galini Clinic allow the long-term hospitalization of elderly patients. The burden for their families is borne by the skilled and experienced staff whose main concern is the provision of services that guarantee a quality standard of living for your person.
Memory disturbance: loss of recent memory while at an advanced stage it forgets systematically, especially recent events and names of persons
Disturbance in speech, writing and reading: Difficult to express, look for words, use wrong words
Disturbance in planning, attention and judgment: it has difficulty in making decisions
Optic-space disorder: difficulty in identifying objects (what they use), space, manipulating objects or dressing. At an advanced stage he is lost at home or in his neighborhood
Personality and behavior disorder. He is unable to develop initiatives and often has no interest in his former occupations; he usually has symptoms of depression, as well as irritation. He shows “inappropriate” or unpredictable behaviors. He listens, sees or “lives” situations that do not actually exist (delirium, hallucinations)
In the Galini Clinic, we provide a medication that inhibits and significantly delays its progression, especially if initial medication is given and the strategies followed can reduce episodes of depression, aggression, negativity, and other problematic behaviors of adolescent patients. Our multiannual experience has shown that the condition of patients undergoing treatment is deteriorating much slower than those who are not treated.
Cognitive programs provided in the context of psychotherapy are one of the most effective, non-pharmaceutical interventions. They aim at stabilizing or even improving the cognitive status of the patient through the exploitation of their cognitive functions that remain at a satisfactory level.
Cognitive programs are an individualized therapeutic approach and include: a) memory, attention, speech, etc exercises. B) orientation in space, time and timeliness c) re-learning of materials (names of familiar, objects, etc.) d) training in the application of mnemonic techniques and the use of external memory aids and so on.