Which Can Lead To Decreased Consciousness In Older People With Dementia?
Hello sister vanny,
There are several things that can cause a decrease in consciousness in the elderly, such as: Symptoms of infection, meningitis or inflammation of the lining of the brain. Strokes or disorders of blood circulation to the brain's innervation cause problems with impaired consciousness and paralysis. Disorders of the body's electrolyte function. Sepsis or severe infection. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels.
Examinations that can be carried out are similar to those that have been carried out on your father and sister, such as a physical examination of the nerves, general body examinations such as the lungs, heart and stomach, and detecting whether there are injuries to the body. Follow-up examinations such as blood hematology, blood sugar, liver function, kidney function, body electrolytes, lung X-ray, routine urine examination, MRI, CT scan, and lumbar puncture to detect bleeding or infection if indicated.
Treatment is given based on the disease, such as antibiotics if there is an infection, blood thinners if there is a blockage stroke, and repairing the body's electrolytes with medication correction. Physiotherapy if needed. Consult the patient's condition with the doctor who treats you because he has checked his condition directly and monitored the results of the examination.
What can be done to help is regular treatment, avoid oily and fatty foods, remember the history of previous illnesses and if necessary, tell the doctor, avoid choking on food and drinks, give caution. Keep your body clean. Massage and move joints and muscles to relax and prevent stiffness. Use lotion or coconut oil for the back of the body because lying down for a long time is prone to sores on the buttocks and back. Hope it is useful