Dementia can bring significant changes to your life and the life of your family and caregivers. It may cause a progressive decline in memory and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for dementia. Still, some treatments may change the disease progression and drug and non-drug options to help treat the symptoms.
At Farrer Park Hospital, we adopt a team-based approach through our panel of medical specialists. These include neurologists, geriatricians, neuroradiologists, and psychiatrists to help you and your family navigate dementia. In addition, we work closely with primary care providers and Dementia Singapore to help start planning your care journey.
Dementia is a neurodegenerative disease that occurs due to abnormal brain changes, about one in 10 adults above 60 years old suffer from dementia.
The journey to a diagnosis often involves several steps, including the initial medical examination, tests for mental ability, laboratory tests and brain scans.
Most of the time the different types of dementia cannot be cured but there are ways to manage your symptoms through medications and psychotherapy.
Learn about the resources available for both dementia patients as well as caregivers in terms of medical care, integrated care and quality of life.