9 January, 2017
Use of Tablet Computers Can Curtail Agitation among Dementia Patients: Study
A new medical trial has come up with some positive news for the patients suffering from Dementia. As per the research, conducted by a researcher from the McLean Hospital, use of computer tablets has promising factors for restricting the Agitation symptoms among the patients having Dementia. Simply saying, the use of tablet computers can restrain campaigning symptoms among dementia patients.
The research, conducted by Ipsit Vahia, the MD of Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital in the US highlights that frequent use of tablet computers is completely safe and possibly is an effective approach to managing the demonstration trait among patients suffering from dementia. The Indian-origin lead researcher, in the research paper also suggested that the tablet devices, which mostly used for listening songs or art therapy is more promising to manage the agitation among dementia patients than the drugs and medications.
As highlighted by the lead analyst, “The use of computer tablets is found as a nonpharmacologic interference for the disturbance in older adults, including those suffering from serious dementia. It seems to be more practicable, protected, and has potential usefulness for curbing the agitation among older adults.”
Adding more to the statement, Vahia said, “The preliminary aim of the study was to found how technological advancements are benefiting the patients and medical industry. The prime results of the study are just an initial step to develop a much-needed experiential data for the medical practitioners and clinicians on how to draw on the technological advancements like computer tablets for enhancing the approach of care towards the patients.” The study also highlights how the uses of different applications are efficient to serve the technologic needs the patients and the tech-savvy populace.
The Open Label Study which was recently issued in the online journal version of ‘The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry’ has directed a new advanced and efficient method for the clinicians to treat the patients with dementia. This study is based on the previous researches that demonstrated that art, melody, and other comparable therapies can efficiently trim down symptoms of dementia with no pills and medications. By using computer tablet devices to execute all such therapies, clinicians can enhance the inner flexibility of the patients as well as can manage the symptoms of the disease.