Dementia Syndrome Essay

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365 Understand the process and experience of Dementia. 1.1 Describe the range of causes of dementia syndrome. Dementia syndrome can be caused by a number of difference conditions, which is sometimes called mixed dementia. Different causes include, a specific disease like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, a cerebral vascular accident like a stroke or brain trauma, or a group of conditions or brain disorders. 1.2 Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia. Memory impairment is experienced when the following areas of the brain are affected, the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe affecting visual processing and temporal lobe affecting speech and language. An individual may go shopping and then forget what they went for; this can be early stages of dementia, as well as misplacing possessions. If the dementia progresses an…show more content…
(a) Individuals with learning disabilities may have limited cognitive ability, they may need to be assisted at a much slower pace, they may need alternative communication methods and they may find it difficult to make choices. (b) Individuals with different ethnic backgrounds may speak another language or have different language preferences, an interpreter may be needed, the history of that individual may be different and be new to the carer, they may have a different diet, hobbies and clothing, they may also have different religious beliefs. (c) An individual at the end of life may not understand fully what is happening to them, there is a greater need for empathy with that individual, they may also have other health issues like sight, or hearing impairments and they will be very heavily dependent on others. 1.4 Describe how the experience of an individual’s dementia may impact on

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