Alzheimer's Disease Health Record Software

People with Alzheimer's disease should keep health records to facilitate better management of their condition and ensure comprehensive care. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with Alzheimer's to track their symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, changes in behavior, and difficulties with daily activities. Recording potential triggers, such as certain environments, stressors, or specific tasks, can help identify factors that exacerbate symptoms or trigger agitation. Additionally, tracking measurements like cognitive assessments, mood scales, and daily functioning can provide insights into the progression of the disease and the effectiveness of interventions.

Monitoring medications, including cholinesterase inhibitors and other treatments prescribed to manage cognitive symptoms, can ensure adherence to the treatment plan. Regularly recording lab test results, such as blood work and brain imaging, can help healthcare providers evaluate disease progression and adjust treatment strategies accordingly.

Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage #anxiety during gatherings, I plan to take short breaks in quieter spaces and have a trusted family member accompany me for support. I will also practice memory exercises recommended by my therapist to stimulate cognition.
Today, I experienced increased #forgetfulness and difficulty recognizing familiar faces, which led to moments of confusion and frustration. I also felt anxious during a family gathering.
The family gathering might have triggered my #anxiety due to the large number of people and unfamiliar surroundings. Additionally, being in a noisy and crowded place seemed to worsen my memory lapses.
I took my prescribed cholinesterase inhibitor medication #Rivastigmine 100mg with breakfast this morning as part of my Alzheimer's treatment.
My caregiver administered a #cognitive_assessment test in the afternoon, and the results showed a slight decline compared to my last evaluation.
I had a scheduled appointment with my neurologist #Dr.Brown today, and we discussed the changes in my symptoms and made adjustments to my treatment plan.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.