Free Essays on Dementia

  1. dementia awareness

    DEMENTIA AWARENESS Explain what is meant by the term Dementia The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, processing information and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including...

  2. Dementia to Elderly in Uk

    Abstract Dementia is characterized by evidence of short term and long term memory impairment with impaired abstract thinking, impaired judgment, disturbances of higher cortical thinking, and personality changes. It is basically a progressive decline of cerebral utility such as logic, remembrance, language...

  3. Dem 201

    Unit 4222-237 Dementia awareness (DEM 201) Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is The learner can: 1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ 2. Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia 3. Explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be...

  4. dementia

    Dementia awareness -CU238P What is dementia? Dementia is a gradual loss of brain functions. The most common form of dementia is caused by Alzheimer's disease but there are many other forms of dementia including: alcohol related dememtias,vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementias and Lewy...

  5. diaploma 2

    QUALIFICATIONS HE ALTH AND SOCIAL CARE EXEMPLAR SOCIAL CARE HEALTH A CANDIDATE WORK CARE HEALTH AND SOC TH AND SOCIAL CARE H UNIT DEM 201 DEMENTIA AWARENESS Unit DEM 201 2 Unit DEM 201 CONTENTS Introduction Page 4 Unit Purpose Page 5 Evidence...

  6. psych

    and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.”(Alzheimer’s association, 2013). AD is the most common form of dementia and is not a normal part of aging. On average, after diagnosis the individual only lives up to 8 years longer. Alzheimer’s disease symptoms vary...

  7. Hca 322

    2013 Dementia disorders are characterized by a progressive decline of multiple intellectual abilities including memory. There are differing types of dementia, each contributing to its own causes and deficits. Common early signs or symptoms of dementia differ depending on the type of dementia. Types...

  8. Dementia Patient

    was forced to take her mother to seek medical help. Clara doctor diagnosed her with onset Dementia, he did not say she actually had the disease but instead she several of the symptoms that would lead to Dementia and eventually could lead to Alzheimer’s disease. As time went on Clara’s symptoms became...

  9. dementia awareness

    Dementia Awareness Task A 1) The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is progressive, which means...

  10. Dementia: Learn About It While You Still Can

    To inform my audience about the magnitude, symptoms, and ways to prevent vascular dementia. Central Idea: Vascular Dementia is a form of dementia that is caused by small strokes, and is the only form of dementia that can be prevented. Introduction I. The last few years of my life have been...

  11. Dementia

    Dementia Nina CNA1 Student 11/17/08 Dementia is loss of mental function and reasoning. Thinking memory and reasoning that is bad enough to interfere with a persons every day life and functioning. Dementia itself is not a disease, but more like a a group of symptoms brought upon by other...

  12. Geriatric Dementia

    GERIATRIC DEMENTIA Dementia has an originally meaning of madness “a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging.” Although dementia has always been somewhat common, it has become even more common among the elderly...

  13. Capstone (Alzheimer's vs. Dementia)

    Are Alzheimer’s and Dementia really the same thing? Aysha Culliver December 13, 2012 5th Period Woodward Purpose I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s is not the person they knew. I wander to myself. Who are they then? –Bob DeMarco. What is Alzheimer's disease...

  14. Dementia

     Dementia Dementia The word Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss, and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, meaning...

  15. Care for the Elderly

     CARE FOR THE OLDER PERSON WITH DEMENTIA AIM/PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to address to family members or family carers for older people with dementia a range of perspectives, as understanding perspective of those affected. For the purpose of giving them an idea of knowing...

  16. Psychological Benefits of Recreational Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

    Psychological Benefits of Recreational Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients James R Huffman Applied Project – PSY. 496 Dr. Akin Merino July 21, 2009 Outline I. Background of the Problem II. Statement of the Problem III. Literature Review IV. Methodology V. Application-Discussion ...

  17. Dementia Awarness

    Dementia awaress essay 1.The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.The term ‘dementia’ is often...

  18. Dementia

    Introduction Dementia is a public health problem currently affecting 24.3 million people worldwide and it is estimated that there will be about 81.1 million people diagnosed with dementia by 2040 as the number of older people increase globally (Ferri et al. 2005). This paper discusses the types, symptoms...

  19. Alzheimer

    and neurofibrillary tangles in the cerebral cortex and subcortical gray matter. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia; it accounts for > 65% of dementias in the elderly. The disease is twice as common among women as among men, partly because women have a longer life expectancy. Alzheimer's...

  20. Unit 52 Level 3 Health and Siocial Care

    1. Understand that each individual’s experience of dementia is unique. 1.1 Their customs and religious practices are very important to them. It defines who they are. Some like their dietary needs met regarding not eating pork etc. Some only like their own sex handling their needs some will not accept...

  21. describe the types of dementia

    the types of dementia In this assignment I am going to be describing 3 different types of dementia. I will be looking at Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia. I will be looking at what these dementias are, what the signs are and what the symptoms are. Dementia is a common...

  22. alzheimers

    years and older, Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia “a usually progressive condition (as Alzheimer's disease) marked by deteriorated cognitive functioning often with emotional apathy” (Merriam Webster Dictionary) Although Dementia only describes symptoms that cause mental illnesses, “Alzheimer's...

  23. Dementia

    By David Park Dementia Dementia is characterized by the development of multiple cognitive deficits, including memory (deficits in learning new information or in recalling previously learned information) and at least one of the following: language (word retrieval difficulties, defects in understanding...

  24. Unit 13

    Unit 13 Understand the process and Experience of Dementia 1. Understand the Neurology of Dementia: 1.1 Describe a range of dementia syndrome: The word ‘dementia’ is a term which describes a serious deterioration in mental functions, such as memory, language, orientation and judgement. However, the causes...

  25. Understand the Factors That Can Effect Interactions and Communication of Individuals with Dementia

    Outcome 1. Understand the concept of diversity and its relevance to working with individuals who have dementia. 1. Explain what is meant by the terms Diversity: This means difference and peoples differences are varied. Race, culture, age, marital status, politics and religion is all what makes us an...

  26. Willy Loman Tragic Hero

    really is, is very different. Willy’s pride eventually leads him to his own demise, causing him to be the tragic hero of today. From his pride, his dementia, and his good intentions from his suicide all contribute to Willy being a tragic hero. Pride is Willy Loman’s middle name and it is his tragic flaw...

  27. Dementia

    Dementia refers to a loss of thinking abilities, often memory problems. It most likely occurs in elderly people and is more frequent in those over 85 of age. Dementia is caused by disease that damages or destroys the brain tissue which causes the brain to stop functioning correctly. There are many diseases...

  28. Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201)

    Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201) 1.1 – Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ The term dementia describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by numerous certain...

  29. Dementia Part 1

    Social Care Unit 33 - Dementia Part 1 1. Dementia is known as the general term for a decline in mental ability; that is severe enough to interfere with and dramatically impact daily life. There are several symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain for example:- Vascular Dementia is the most common...

  30. Dementia

    Dementia Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which may...