2nd October 2019

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How do you calm down someone with dementia?

To prevent or reduce agitation:
  1. Create a calm environment. Remove stressors.
  2. Avoid environmental triggers. Noise, glare and background distraction (such as having the television on) can act as triggers.
  3. Monitor personal comfort.
  4. Simplify tasks and routines.
  5. Provide an opportunity for exercise.

Also question is, what drugs are given to dementia patients?

The following are used to temporarily improve dementia symptoms.
  • Cholinesterase inhibitors. These medications — including donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon) and galantamine (Razadyne) — work by boosting levels of a chemical messenger involved in memory and judgment.
  • Memantine.
  • Other medications.

What medications are used to slow down dementia?

Three cholinesterase inhibitors are commonly prescribed:
  • Donepezil (Aricept) is approved to treat all stages of Alzheimer's.
  • Rivastigmine (Exelon) is approved to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's.
  • Galantamine (Razadyne) is approved to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's.
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