A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

Symptoms of Disorientation

The following features are indicative of Disorientation:
  • difficulty in identifying places
  • difficulty in recognizing items (things)
  • difficult to identify people

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Common Causes of Disorientation

The following are the most common causes of Disorientation:
  • cognitive disability
  • illness

Risk Factors for Disorientation

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Disorientation:
  • overexertion during exercise

Prevention of Disorientation

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Disorientation. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • by interacting with other people will distress the affected individual

Occurrence of Disorientation

Common Age Group

Disorientation can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Disorientation can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Disorientation

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Disorientation:
  • Mini–mental state examination: To diagnose the cognitive impairments
  • Blood test: To detect other causes of dementia
  • Psychological test: To diagnose depression

Complications of Disorientation if untreated

It is not know if Disorientation causes complications if left untreated.

Self-care for Disorientation

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Disorientation:
  • Leave night lights on: Helps to prevent disorientation

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Disorientation

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Disorientation:
  • Cognitive support technique: Helps to reduce disorientation

Patient Support for Treatment of Disorientation

The following actions may help Disorientation patients:
  • Calm and stable home environment: Reduce behavior problems
  • Join a support group: Interact with other people with the same condition to deal with the problems

Is Disorientation Infectious?

Yes, Disorientation is known to be infectious.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Disorientation.

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