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Here is a quick mnemonic “MAJOR GOAL to remember about Treatment Of Dementia

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Treatment Of Dementia : How To Remember Easily ?

  • M – Manage reversible causes and provide comfort and support to the patient and caregivers.
  • A – Address underlying causes such as hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, infections, and neoplasms.
  • J – Justify removal of cognition-impairing drugs or medications when appropriate.
  • O – Optimize treatment for psychiatric disorders if cognitive complaints stem from them.
  • R – Respond to depression and anxiety with appropriate therapies.
  • G – Give antidepressants and anxiolytics with few cognitive side effects when necessary.
  • O – Use anticonvulsants to control AD-associated seizures.
  • A – Aggressively seek out modifiable environmental or metabolic factors before treating behavioral problems.
  • L – Look for correctable causes like hunger, lack of exercise, infections, and drug toxicity.
  • O – Overcome behavioral problems without psychoactive drugs whenever possible.
  • F – Find alternatives to phenothiazines and benzodiazepines due to their untoward side effects.
  • T – Treat agitation, aggression, and psychosis cautiously using second-generation antipsychotics.
  • R – Recognize and treat depression with low doses of SSRIs while monitoring efficacy and toxicity.
  • E – Explore the use of cholinesterase inhibitors for apathy, visual hallucinations, and other psychiatric symptoms.
  • A – Administer memantine cautiously, if at all, in patients with DLB due to the risk of worsening agitation and confusion.
  • T – Target the production, aggregation, and spread of misfolded proteins associated with dementia through developing therapies.
  • M – Make use of proactive approaches to reduce the occurrence of delirium in hospitalized patients.
  • E – Employ nondrug behavior therapy to make the patient’s life comfortable, uncomplicated, and safe.
  • N – Normalize familiar routines, walks, and physical exercises for demented patients.
  • T – Take part in their favorite hobbies, sports, and social activities to engage demented patients.

Mnemonic : MAJOR GOAL

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