human beings have constitutionally protected rights and freedom including the

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human beings have constitutionally protected rights and freedom, including the right to make their own decisions, unless there is a law restricting these rights (Lejman, Westerbotn, Pöder, & Wadensten, 2013). Therefore, treatment plan for a client with dementia should include discussions about legal guardianship in progression of the disease impairs the ability to self- make decision. Conclusion Dementia is a disorder of acquired deficits in multiple areas of cognition. The manifestation of this disease is associated with increasing disability and dependency on caregivers, even though the progressive deterioration varies greatly in different patients with dementia (Govind, 2020). There is no pharmacological treatment to cure Dementia. However, the treatment slows down the progression of the disease providing clients and family members some quality of life. Further, it is imperative to remember medications take time to show positive results with close monitoring of doses over a length of time. It is also important to note that during treatment, the changes in the MMSE should be evaluated over months, not weeks. The absence of change in the MMSE after 4 weeks of treatment should not be a source of concern.
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