Free Essays on Dementia

  1. Copy of unit 13

    Unit 13     1 Understand what dementia is    1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia'    Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or  disease in the body beyond what might be expected from normal  aging,unlike Alzheimer's disease which is a specific change in the brain...

  2. Dem 201

    Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201) Outcome 1 understand what dementia is Explain what is meant by the term “dementia” (201.1.1) Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small...

  3. UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA 1

     UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA INTRODUCTION Dementia is a progressive illness which occurs when the brain is damaged by disorders and diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) or a series of strokes. The term dementia is not the actual disease in its own...

  4. WORK BOOK Unit 13 level 2 DEM201 NCFE

    .............................. J/601/2874 (DEM 201)- DEMENTIA AWARENESS. Unit aim: This unit enables learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia. Credit value-2 Level 2 This workbook covers the following...

  5. Dementia Awareness

    Dementia Awareness 1.1) 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 certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Dementia

    assignment, I researched about the health problem, dementia. Dementia is one of the serious health problems Australia encounters. This is due to the fact that the aging of population in Australia is increasing. Thus, the number of people who are diagnosed as dementia is increasing every year. Brown & Edwards...

  11. health and social

    Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term loss of the ability to think and reason clearly that is severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning. For the diagnosis to be present it must be a change from how the person was previously.[1] The most common form of dementia...

  12. Dementia Awareness

    Unit 4222-237 Dementia awareness. 1.3. Depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia as they all share the many of the same symptoms as dementia. Below I will put the symptoms of all of these and you will see they are very similar. Symptoms of depression: -Anxiety...

  13. Miss

    know it and it has been this way for a long time, they are happy and comfortable with it so why try and change it. 1/2 compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience of an individual who has acquired it as a younger person. They both may...

  14. Level 2 Dementia Units

    Name: J/601/2874 Level 2 Dementia Awareness 1. Understanding what dementia is 1.1 Dementia are the signs and symptoms caused as a result of specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s or a stroke that involve the damaging of brain cells; as the brain cells die the person with a dementia will lose their ability...

  15. 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...

  16. miss

    what dementia is: 1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementiaDementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the body beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Unlike Alzheimer's disease, which is a specific change in the brain, dementia is more...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Unit 13

    Understand what dementia is 1.1 explain what is meant by the term ‘dementiaDementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. 1.2 describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia Dementia is not...

  21. Dementia in The Elderly

    Dealing with Dementia in the Elderly Danaya Gilchrist Touro College of Applied Studies General Survey of Mental Health (GHU 140) Professor Wyatt April 29th, 2014 Abstract Dementia is a scary disease for the elderly to deal with it. It changes their lives and who they are. Dementia affects the...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. Care Assistant

    Causes of dementia, progression and drug treatments * What is dementia? (400) * What is Alzheimer's disease? (401) * What is vascular dementia? (402) * What is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)? (403) * What is fronto-temporal dementia (including Pick's disease)? (404) * Genetics...

  26. Miss

    DEM 301 Understand the process and experience of Dementia |Title |DEM 301 Understand the process and experience of Dementia | |Level |3 ...

  27. Understand what dementia is

    OUTCOME 1 - UNDERSTAND WHAT DEMENTIA IS. 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 certain diseases, including...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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...

  30. Dementia Awareness

    Dementia Awareness 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘Dementia’ The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language. These changes are often small to start with but for someone with dementia they have become...