Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that gradually affects memory, thinking, learning, and organizing abilities. It eventually directly affects an individual’s ability to perform basic daily tasks. The symptoms of this disease usually worsen over time.
People with Alzheimer’s suffer from a continuous decline in cognitive abilities such as thinking, memory, behavioral and social skills, leaving them incapable to function independently.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include loss of memory, decline in judgment and decision-making skills which eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
- Issues in memory
- Confusion, disorientation, and getting lost in locations you know well.
- Difficulties in making decisions or planning.
- Issues with language and speech
- Issues in moving about independently or carrying out self-care activities.
- Personality changes include becoming more angry, demanding, and suspicious of others.
- Delusions (believing things that are false) and Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Feeling down and anxiety
Patients with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones may find it challenging to cope with the disease. The quality of their lives can be improved by early diagnosis and therapy, which can assist in managing symptoms. A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress reduction techniques can also stop the disease’s growth. Additionally, finding ways to maintain social engagement, getting professional counseling, and taking part in support groups can offer emotional support and assist patients and their families in coping with the challenges of the disease.
Therapy can benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease by enhancing their quality of life and their capacity for socializing and interacting.
Therapy programs can be personalized to help people with Alzheimer’s maintain their independence, manage their daily activities, delay the cognitive decline and deal with changes in mood and behavior. Additionally, therapy can assist family members and caregivers in better understanding and dealing with the needs of their loved ones. Therapy can be a helpful way to manage symptoms and enhance general well-being, knowing that there is no cure.
At TBC, our Lebanese Therapists in Dubai provide therapy sessions in Arabic, French, and English to help clients overcome mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as occupational therapy, psychomotor and speech therapy.