Find out the differences between these symptoms and disorders as well as how to treat for someone with these conditions.

Differences Between Delirium, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

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Tips for Caring for Someone with Brain Disorder

  • Join a community of caregivers to help cope with caregiver burnout​​caregivers
  • Personal care: bathing, eating, dressing, toileting, grooming
  • Household care: cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, finances
  • Health care: medication management, physician's appointments, physical therapy
  • Emotional care: companionship, meaningful activities, conversation
  • Supervision: oversight for safety at home and to prevent wandering
  • Make sure the person always carries ID
  • Dress your loved one in bright clothing
  • Use radio tracking devices
  • Fence

Treatment Options for Delirium

  • Address the condition that causes delirium through blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, etc
  • Minimize drugs that cause delirium
  • Medications
Differences Between Delirium, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Treatment Options for Dementia

Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s

  • Medications: Carbidopa-levodopa, Carbidopa-levodopa infusion, Dopamine agonists, MAO B inhibitors, Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors, Anticholinergics, Amantadine
  • Surgical procedures: Deep brain stimulation
  • Exercise and nutrition

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