Dementia - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Singapore
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Dementia in a loved one is a very stressful situation for any given
families, as there is tremendous and evolving stress and difficulty,
especially on spouse and close relatives, who will experience and
undergo the mental and cognitive and behavioral changes in the person
whom they have known for a long time. It is not normal ageing, as some
believe, it is a conditions that is progressive, global brain condition.
is a global, non-specific illness syndrom, with its own set of signs
and symptoms that can affect areas of cognition such as memory,
attention and problem solving abilities. In the later stages, patients
become increasingly disoriented to time, space, persons and place. It is
progressive, and not curable. Occupational therapy can help by
stimulating brain function and activities to maintain or prevent further
deterioration, but it is still a progressive disease. Physiotherapy
helps to maintain the physical and strength of the bodies, that they can
still participate in activities and exercises that they enjoy, to
prolong activity participation as much as possible.
have dementia is not simply a problem of memory loss. Patients with
this condition also progressively loses the ability to learn, reason,
and recall past experiences. They also experience a loss of thought
patterns, feelings and activities, which affects their quality of life,
their carers, and enhance the need for a specialized institutional care.
As the disease progresses the individual may become disinhibited,
neglect basic care and hygiene, and become incontinent. About a third of
people who are demented have depression, and one-fifth of them have
a few causes to dementia: (1) the slow neuro-degenerative kind, where
brain cells slowly die; (2) cognitive impairment following brain or head
injury; (3) rapid progressive ones caused by prions and (4) as caused
by other conditions such as Alexander disease, Canavan disease etc.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Implication
medical management by the geriatric doctors, psychologists and
psychiatrists, we work closely with the team to provide physiotherapy
and occupational therapy input.
is utilized to maintain and boost physical strength and stamina, as
well as to maintain joints range of motion, as well as the ability to
mobilize or walk around, with a walking aid or wheelchair. We will
prescribe group exercise activities and personalized individual
exercises to maximize the patient's physical function.
focuses on cognitive, social interaction, activities of daily living
and leisure exploration. The big picture is about maintaining quality of
life by maximizing their sensory input, which doubles as a cognitive
jog. Activities in occupational therapy includes sensory stimulation,
reminiscence therapy, reality orientation, social interaction therapy,
group activities, activities of daily living such as meal preparation,
showering, dressing etc independently, or as independently as possible.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our dementia singapore page
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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