Dementia Population Report

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Population Report on Dementia The purpose of this report is to provide a brief overview about dementia which includes describing the demographics, characteristics, and challenges of the disease. Additionally, this report will explain current medical issues, non-music therapy treatment trends, and current effective therapeutic interventions regarding this type of population. It is understood that dementia is an umbrella term which encompasses a large variety of diseases, therefore the objective of this report will be to describe dementia in a broad sense.
Demographics, Characteristics, & Challenges According to the Dementia Society of America (DSA), dementia is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms caused by various diseases that
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Additionally, the level of impairment may vary for each client which may provide difficulty for properly balancing the level of complexity for each intervention. Therefore, it would be important to develop fairly simple goals and objectives while keeping directions simple as well. For example, instead of prompting a client to beat a complex rhythm on the drum, have them beat a quarter note rhythm …show more content…
Because of inadequate quality concerning follow-up care services, this may result in poor clinical outcomes. Care takers of individuals diagnosed with dementia play an important role in achieving successful transitional care. Thus they depend on clearly constructed and documented discharge plans. However, as a result of inadequate service planning and continuity between community and residential care settings, family support can be significantly impaired. This can cause an enormous amount of stress and exhaustion toward care takers as they are expected to take responsibility for their (the individual diagnosed with dementia) physical, emotional, social care, and medical follow-ups.
Non-Music Therapy Treatment Trends The use of pharmacological drugs appears to be a common non-music therapy trend. Seitz et. al (2012), conducted a systematic review of the common types of drugs prescribed by doctors to individuals diagnosed with dementia. According to the results, the most common medications evaluated in studies were atypical antipsychotics, typical antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and cholinesterase inhibitors (Seitz et. al, 2012).
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