Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201) 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 numerous certain diseases. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have.
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.
Unit DEM 201 Dementia awareness Level: 2 Unit DEM 201 Dementia awareness Assessment Criteria Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is The learner can: 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, dementia is more of a generic term that can include many conditions and various causes. 2. Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia Temporal lobe - responsible for memory, hearing, language, learning and vision.
· What are the common signs and symptoms of dementia? · How can the media and historical views of dementia impact how people see individuals living with dementia today? · What are the misconceptions of dementia and people living with dementia? · What support can carers in the NHS provide for individuals living with dementia and what else can they do in the trust to help develop their care? · Are people living with dementia employed?
UNIT 13 Dementia Awareness 1- Understand what dementia is 1.1 Explain what is meant by th 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 Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way.
Memory loss about recent events may obscure the presence of intact long-term memory, personality and values that can inform decision making. Health care professionals need to be mindful of their legal, moral and ethical responsibilities towards the person with dementia, and To work collaboratively towards maintaining dignity and quality of life through effective clinical decision making. Negative Positioning … Similar to malignant social psychology (Kitwood 1998; Kitwood & Bredin 1992). Actions such as depersonalising, ignoring, treating them as infants and labelling are examples of malignant social psychology. Such positions result in the person with dementia having a reduced sense of personal worth and can compound his or her feelings of loss, cause embarrassment and humiliation.
In this essay I plan to be investigating Alzheimer’s disease and explaining how this disease would have an impact on a patient’s ability to communicate effectively. I will be looking into the disease process of Alzheimer’s, and how it affects a patient both physically and psychologically. I also will be looking in at the different techniques used to facilitate effective communication and how these techniques form, a therapeutic relationship between the nurse and the patient. I will also be exploring briefly the roles of speech and other therapists, and how they help to assist patients with communication impairments in a healthcare setting. Australia today is an aging population.
Depending what part of brain this occurs in it will affect the way an individual thinks, remembers, walks and communicates. There is a range of causes of dementia here are son of them: • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is caused by nerves cells dying in certain parts of the brain and the connection between affected nerve cells deteriorates. As dementia progresses it spreads and affects other parts of the brain. The cause of brain cells dying and deterioration of the connectors is not fully known yet.
Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ Dementia is a word that describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language. This is caused by a specific disease such as a stroke or Alzheimers which damages brain cells and affects people of any age. Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia. Produce a diagram of the human brain and identify the key areas of the brain and their function. Using a different colour pen indicate where dementia effects the brain.
UNIT 4222-237 DEMENTIA AWARENESS OUTCOME 1 UNDERSTAND WHAT DEMENTIA IS . 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ The word dementia is used to describe a group of symptoms. Although dementia is commonly thought of as memory loss, the reality is much more complex, and symptoms between the different forms of dementia can vary a great deal. Dementia symptoms can include memory loss, confusion and mood changes. 1.2 Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia.