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Alzheimer's Disease and Physiotherapy

Alzheimer is a primary progressive dementia. It is the most common form of dementia; and it is incurable and progressive. It is most often diagnosed in people older than 65 years old, but early-onset can occur.

Despite the fact that the presentation of dementia is different in each individual, there are common symptoms, such as early observable "age-related" concerns such as difficulties in making new memories as well as recalling recently participated/observed events.

As Alzheimer progresses, one can note symptoms such as confusion, aggression, mood swings, communication problems, long term and short term memory loss, as well as a progressive withdrawal of participation as their senses decline. Individual prognosis are difficult to assess and determined, and it can progress undetected for years.

What exactly causes it and it to progress or regress are not totally understood by the medical community. Because it cannot be cured and is degenerative in nature, the management of the disease and patients are very important. The role of the main caregiver is often undertaken by the spouse of a close family member; the burden is often very great on caregivers and families, impacting on social, psychological, economic and physical stress on them.

The role of physiotherapy in this disease, is to maintain or improve the level of mobility and function of the patient's physical abilities. The role of the occupational therapist is to maintain and/or improve the mental ability, capacity and awareness, to participate in daily activities such as socialization, self care and others.

We do take care of several nursing homes (the rehabilitative aspect), and we can help plan or provide respite care for you or your family should you require any help. Patients who have dementia can be managed well with good education and training.

Where to next?

  1. Make An Appointment For Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy, Chiro, Deep Tissue Release or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Singapore

  2. Read testimonies of what our happy clients say

  3. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here

  4. Not sure where to go? Consider visiting:

    Pains Physiotherapy Can Help With
    List of physiotherapy conditions we treat

    Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) conditions we treat

    Chiropractic / Chiropractor
    Visit our chiropractor Dr Micaiah Meuer from USA
    Visit our chiropractic page

    Visit our podiatry page

    Urbanrehab-Fullerton Musculoskeletal Centre
    Musculoskeletal GP Consultation and Treatment

  5. See the list of orthopedic surgeons we serve in Singapore

  6. Connect with an orthopedic doctor most suited to your pain

  7. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy, Sports Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine Singapore Home Page

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We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

Thank you so much, and stay healthy!

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists,  chiropractors, sports massage therapists 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.

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at 97402164, thanks!