Assessment services are delivered by our specialist team of psychiatrists, psychologists, GP’s, Geriatric Doctors, and Neuroradiologists, all of whom are dedicated to making life easier for every client and their families. As part of our care services we provide counsellors and live-in companions to help with clients with their specific needs and reduce the level of responsibility in other family members.
We understand the importance of providing excellent and comprehensive care for those suffering with dementia. For care to be effective, we believe an in-depth understanding of the affected individual is needed, which is why our expert, specialist psychiatrists and psychologists gather useful information on your lifestyle and background. When a greater understanding is gained, treatment can be tailored and maximised to ensure that you or your loved one is receiving the best care possible.
We also provide a pre-diagnostic counselling session, cognitive screening test, and a neuropsychological assessment.
Our GP/Geriatrician delivers a physical examination, and we have neurologists on hand to further examine any unusual signs and symptoms.
Dementia affects everyone differently, which is why we aim to get to know each of our clients on a personal level. By understanding an individual client’s personal experience, we can better tailor a treatment plan.
There are, however, some common experiences and symptoms that show up before a full diagnosis is made. These include:
While those of 65 years and over are the most common age group to be diagnosed with dementia, people under 65 are also at risk. For this reason, being able to identify symptoms is vitally important. Early identification leads to early intervention, which can help prevent the condition from worsening.
Dementia usually occurs when the brain’s nerve cells and their synaptic connections are damaged. Damaged synaptic connections, which reduce the strength of ‘chemical messengers’ within the brain, leads to Alzheimer’s Disease, one of the most common causes of Dementia.
If blood vessels in the vascular system are damaged, causing blood to leak and reducing the supply of oxygen to the brain, then a person may be diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. The cell death associated with the reduced supply of oxygen to the brain can disrupt a person’s memory, and ability to think clearly and reason, affecting a person’s overall cognitive abilities.
Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)
Lewy bodies are small deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein that are found in the brain’s nerve cells in people with DLB. DLB causes problems relating to both cognition and movement, depending on where the Lewy bodies are located.
Also known as Pick’s disease, or frontal lobe dementia, this condition occurs with the death of cells in the frontal lobes of the brain, located behind the forehead. This type of dementia affects behaviour, problem solving, language, and emotional regulation.
Young-onset Dementia is what is diagnosed when dementia and it’s symptoms affect a person younger than 65 years old.
We offer a wide range of blood screening tests which help us identify deficiencies or abnormalities, or rule out other possible causes of dementia-related symptoms, including:
Our Neuroradiologists can provide:
Our Occupational Therapist provides a full functional assessment.
With our Psychiatrists and Psychologists you will be provided with a Post-Diagnostic Disclosure Meeting and counselling
Advice on available treatments and prescribing is provided by our psychiatrists and neurologists.
At Orchestrate Health, we are a home-based mental and behavioural healthcare service, which means we provide our patients with exclusive, discreet, and private care and treatment in the comfort of our patient’s own homes.
Dealing with Dementia is a challenge not only for the affected person, but for the families who are caring for their struggling loved one. We aim to take the weight of care off your shoulders and provide compassionate and dedicated medical and psychological specialists, and carers who can serve as live-in companions. Helping you or loved one suffering from dementia maintain health and stem the progression of the condition. For the best possible care for you or a loved one suffering from dementia, get in touch with us today.
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