Dementia Health Record Software
People with Dementia should keep health records to support their caregivers and healthcare providers in providing the best possible care and managing their condition effectively. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with Dementia to track symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, mood changes, or difficulty performing daily tasks, providing insights into the progression of their cognitive decline. Recording potential triggers, such as changes in routine, specific environments, or stressors, can help identify factors that worsen their symptoms or lead to behavioral challenges.
Additionally, tracking measurements like blood pressure, heart rate, or weight can provide valuable information on their overall health status. Monitoring prescribed medications, including cognitive enhancers or mood stabilizers, can ensure proper adherence to the treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, cognitive assessments, and the outcomes of any medical tests or procedures can also help individuals communicate effectively with healthcare providers and caregivers, enabling timely adjustments to their Dementia management and addressing any concerns promptly.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my symptoms, my caregiver #Jake_Diner will help me follow a consistent daily routine and engage in familiar activities that provide a sense of comfort. My family will also be informed about the potential triggers that may worsen my symptoms to create a supportive environment.
Today, I experienced increased forgetfulness and confusion, leading to difficulty finding familiar objects and recalling recent events. I also felt agitated and restless during the afternoon. #dementia
I suspect my symptoms might have been triggered by #changes in my daily routine due to a family visit yesterday.
I took my prescribed cognitive enhancer medication #Vyvamind 200mg in the morning, as recommended by my neurologist.
I had an appointment with my neurologist #Dr.Brown today for a follow-up evaluation of my Dementia symptoms and 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.