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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.ConclusionDementia is a disorder of acquired deficits in multiple areas of cognition. Themanifestation of this disease is associated with increasing disability and dependency oncaregivers, even though the progressive deterioration varies greatly in different patients withdementia (Govind, 2020). There is no pharmacological treatment to cure Dementia. However, thetreatment slows down the progression of the disease providing clients and family members somequality of life. Further, it is imperative to remember medications take time to show positiveresults with close monitoring of doses over a length of time. It is also important to note thatduring treatment, the changes in the MMSE should be evaluated over months, not weeks. Theabsence of change in the MMSE after 4 weeks of treatment should not be a source of concern.
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