Treatment of a patient with memory disease
Support the family members who take care of a patient with dementia at home and try to arrange them time that they can spend on their own, free from the care responsibilities. A decision to transfer the patient to institutional care should be made if there are risk factors that cannot be affected even with frequent visits from the home care services. Factors that strain the patient with dementia should be avoided, as well as changes that may worsen the symptoms. Effectiveness and need of drug therapy should be regularly assessed.