1.3: Depression, delirium and age related memory impairment could be mistaken for dementia as they all manifest with similar symptoms. Depression coupled with age related memory impairment looks the same as dementia to the untrained eye. The difference is that depression delirium responds to treatment with anti depressants. Once you get on top of the depression you can put age related memory loss into perspective. If it is genuine dementia it won't get better.
I would do the Beck’s Depression Inventory with her to determine the severity of the problem. I would do a mental exam on her to determine the severity of the Alzheimer’s. - Clinician Characteristics To be best able to work with Mrs. Sanders I would have to show her that I cared, show empathy, as well as a desire to help her. I would have to be able to motivate her and promote her continued independence. I would need to be structured, creative, and positive to help her find ways to deal with the Alzheimer’s.
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Vascular dementia This is the second most common type of dementia and occurs after a significant vascular event for example a stroke. Symptoms of this are very similar to Alzheimer’s although the memory might not be so greatly affected, the ability to perform tasks already learnt by the individual, may be lost, they may have problems with planning ahead, because of this the individual can show signs of apathy and depression. Dementia with Lewy Bodies The level of decline in an individual with DLB is very similar to Alzheimer’s; they may have problems with memory, judgement and behavioural
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Alzheimer’s early stages include but aren’t limited to minor Short-term memory loss, forgetting that memory lapses happened and some confusion in situations outside the familiar. The early stages are difficult but with support from family and medical experts they are manageable, but what if the patient is scared of the late symptoms. Late stage of Alzheimer’s includes but isn’t limited to speech impairment, repeatedly initiating the same conversation, abusiveness, anxiety, and paranoia and debilitating cognitive deficit, which in layman’s term means mental retardation and eventually death but not from the disease it’s self. Shouldn’t those patients have a choice weather they want to go through the later stages of Alzheimer’s, it’s very doubtful that
Have you ever had an experience where you forget the date or just had a split second moment when you forget what you were supposed to do? I’m pretty sure this happens to everyone and these experiences do not mean that you have a physiological or psychological illness. It is normal for people to become forgetful as they age, but what differentiates this from a more serious disease, like Alzheimer’s disease? “Alzheimer’s disease is the common form of dementia” (Wikipedia, 2011, para. 1).