Treating Dementia: An Approach From the United Kingdom
The Carlat Geriatric Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 1&2, January 2022
Elizabeta B. Mukaetova-Ladinska, MD, PhD
Chair/Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Leicester. Honorary Consultant, Old Age Psychiatry, Young Onset Dementia Assessment Service, Leicestershire Partnership National Health Service (NHS) Trust, UK.
Dr. Mukaetova-Ladinska has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Although breaking the news to a patient or relative is challenging, discussing dementia often comes as a relief. A diagnosis helps explain why a patient is experiencing symptoms, and it opens the door to discuss expectations and management. We use a “person-centered approach” that focuses on a patient’s abilities, not their condition.
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