Therapy of Patient with Dementia Directed to Orientation in Reality

Authors: P. Tavel
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra psychologie, Filozofická fakulta UP, Olomouc ;  Centrum pre výskum spoločenských aspektov zdravia UPJŠ, Košice
Published in: Čes. a slov. Psychiat., 105, 2009, No. 1, pp. 32-35.
Category: Comprehensive Reports


According to ageing population in Europe the problem of dementia is an increasing topical problem. Beside pharmacological approach there is an ambition to develop nonpharmacological approaches that make a common accessible treatment of dementia more effective. Therapy of patient that is searching after his orientation in reality is one of nonpharmacological approaches. This approach is one of the oldest and one of the most verified by a research. It focuses on cognitive capacities of a demented patient. Losses of those capacities are most connected with dementia. There are characterized two forms of therapies in common: 24-hour form and a form of sessions; both of them have it‘s particularities and advantages. Even though many unsolved questions are connected with therapy, it could bring positive changes in certain cases.

Key words:
dementia, nonpharmacological approach, senility, dementia psychotherapy.


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