Dementia Awareness Unit
1. Explain what the term Dementia means
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 mistaken for dementia
4. Outline the medical models of dementia
Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is
1. Explain what is meant by the term ’dementia’
Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome with serious loss of global cognitive ability. It can be static or progressive. More common above the age of 65 but can occur before that age...
1.1 The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe a number of symptoms including memory loss, problems communicating and reasoning. It also affects a person’s ability to perform every day activities such as washing, dressing, cooking and generally caring for themselves...
What is an ethical approach to care?
D e m e n t i a : e t h i c a l i s s u e s
Chapter 3 – What is an ethical approach to care?
3.1 In the previous Chapter we put forward a framework to support ethical judgments in the context of dementia, while emphasising...
The purpose of this research project is to gain a better understanding of what Dementia is and the effects it has not only to the individual but also to society. I aim to look at Dementia from recent epidimological data “Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and...
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...
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...
Alzheimer's disease causes progressive cognitive deterioration and is characterized by senile plaques, β-amyloid deposits, and neurofibrillary tangles in the cerebral cortex and subcortical gray matter.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia; it accounts...
To inform my audience about the magnitude, symptoms, and ways to prevent vascular dementia.
Vascular Dementia is a form of dementia that is caused by small strokes, and is the only form of dementia that can be prevented.
I. The last few years of my life have been...
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...
may take them longer to remember things.
A lot of people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not. People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer from a form of brain disease called dementia. Dementia seriously affects a...
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...
individuals 65 or older in 75 random locations in France. All individuals in the Paquid cohort where screened for dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease before data collection began. Individuals who had dementia in the initial evaluation were excluded from the test, and 703 individuals died, or refused the follow-up...
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...
Psychological Benefits of Recreational Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
James R Huffman
Applied Project – PSY. 496
Dr. Akin Merino
July 21, 2009
I. Background of the Problem
II. Statement of the Problem
III. Literature Review
Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to think, speak, reason remember and move. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other conditions also can cause similar symptoms. Some of these disorders get worse with time and cannot be cured...
Unit-1, Q1. Explain what is meant by the term `dementia' Unit-1, Q2. Describe how dementia can affect a person if the following areas of the brain are damaged by dementia Frontal lobe: Parietal lobe: Temporal lobe: Occipital lobe: Cerebellum: Unit-1, Q3.Explain why the following may be mistaken for...
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...
Dementia is not a disease but a group of conditions resulting from a disease such as Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia or a group of symptoms which may result from age, brain injury, confusion, difficulty in performing day to day or familiar tasks, changes in personality...
Understand the neurology of dementia.
There are a range of causes of dementia syndrome such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and Pick’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Vascular dementia is the second most common form of...
In this 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...
Understand the process and experience of Dementia!
Dementia is a common condition that affects about 800,000 people in the UK. Your risk of
developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the
age of 65.
Dementia is a...
What is dementia?
Dementia is a disease that affects the brain and causes one to lose their cognitive ability leading to impairments of the memory.
What is dementia? Most of us believe that dementia is a form of senility or old age. Dementia is much more than getting old, it is a serious...
this disease also affects the people who surround the victim.
Alzheimer’s is a fatal brain disorder and is the most common form of dementia (Alzheimer’s Association). Dementia is “deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a...
Questions 4222-237/DEM 201
1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’
Dementia is a long term condition that mainly affects people over the age of 65 although there are forms of dementia that can affect people younger than this. The term dementia covers a...
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...
· Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Aging Populations
· Symptoms of Depression or Medication Induced Symptoms
· Symptoms of Depression or Dementia
4. Prognosis for Depression
· Causes of Depression in Aging Populations
· Clues of Depression in Aging Populations
· Depression and Disability
Nina CNA1 Student
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...
DEMENTIA CARE ASSIGNMENT 2
According to Krishnamoorthy et al. (2010), dementia is a syndrome or a group of related symptoms that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. These include memory, thinking, language, understanding and judgement. People with...
By David Park
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...