Speed may face having the disease and the impact Alzheimer’s has on society and its resources. Alzheimer’s is a disease that effects the central nervous system. According the livestrong.com, the loss of functioning brain tissue that occurs with Alzheimer disease initially causes problems with memory and learning. Personality, intellectual function and mood are greatly affected as the disease progresses. As Mr.
As dementia progresses, the ability of someone to look after themselves from day to day may also become affected. 1.3 Why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia : signs, symptoms, behaviour, diagnosis, medication Outcome 2: Understand Key Features of the Theoretical Models of Dementia 2.1 The medical model of dementia: Here the person is seen as being ill or having a condition (referred to as the disability) and is in need of some form of treatment. In this model, or view, of disability the illness or condition is said to be seen first and the person second. 2.2 The social model of dementia: This model concentrates on the person as a valued member of a very diverse society. It suggests that the person is a unique individual who has the right to the same opportunities in housing, education, transport and facilities as anyone else.
Unit DEM 301 Understanding the neurology of dementia: 1.1 A common misconception is that Dementia is a normal part of the ageing process. Dementia is a broad-spectrum term for a range of progressive diseases that generally affect memory, emotional and sometimes physical ability. Dementia is ultimately caused by damage to the brain cells, this damage then causes miscommunications within the brain. When the brain cells do not then work together as usually this can have an effect on an individual’s thinking, abilities and behaviour. Dependent on the type of damage to the cells and the particular regions that are affected this can indicate through investigations (i.e brain scans….)
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.
WIAT-III is designed to identify academic strengths and weaknesses, inform decisions regarding eligibility for service, placement, and diagnosis of specific learning disabilities (Pearson, 2009, p2). The goal of the WIAT-III is to provide in depth assessment and recommendations for students with specific learning disabilities. WIAT-III has made some addition to the subtests in Math Fluency, and Oral Reading. WIAT-III has eight composite scores and 16 subtests. Average time of test administration ranges from 1 minute to 17 minutes.
Unit Dem 201 1.1 Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition which is failure of the brains functions. Dementia affects different parts of the brain and at different speeds. 1.2 The key functions that are affected by dementia are: Temporal lobe: - responsible for vision, memory, language, hearing, and learning. Frontal lobe; - responsible for decision making, problem solving, control behaviour.
2. Understand key features of the theoretical models of dementia. 2.1: Outline the medical model of dementia. The medical model is generally referred to the overall functions of the brain from its previous to current form. Due to the progressive nature of the condition, this could refer to speech, thought processes, social interactions, rationalisation of day-to-day routines and situations, memory loss, generally short term.
30 Nov. 2011. In this academic journal, Alan Leshner explains the scientific advancements that have been made in the past two decades. According to Leshner’s research studies, addiction is a chronic brain disease that is a result of a defect already present on the human brain. Leshner believes that addiction is characterized by too much consumption of a substance that it is capable of causing an impact on societies overall health. Leshner also concludes that research shows addiction has numerous behavioral and social aspects that are commonly related to other brain disorders.
Foundations of Psychology Paper PSY/300 Psychology is made up of numerous schools of thought, structuralism, functionalism, psychodynamic, behaviorist, cognitive, and evolutionary. All of these schools of thought have different assumptions which sometimes offer contradicting facts and sometimes offer facts which compliment each other (Kowalski & Westen, 2009). In this paper the six schools of thought found within psychology and their major assumptions will be discussed, along with the primary biological foundations of psychology which are linked to behavior. The first school of thought in psychology is structuralism. Structuralism was developed by a man named Edward Titchener who was a student of Wilhem Wundt.
Geriatrics specialists, Dr. Sally K. Rigler refers to the significance of this in a notable American Family Physician article. Rigler (2000) emphasized, “…the causes of alcohol may be increased in elderly patients because of pharmacologic changes associated with aging. Aging modifies the body’s responsiveness to alcohol and other substances including the manner and rate of absorption, distribution, and excretion” (p. 171). This harsh analysis is yet another reminder of how serious the problems related to alcohol abuse and the elderly have been ignored and disregarded. Unfortunately, older persons are more associated with conditions such as Alzheimer and arthritic pain before they are diagnosed with alcoholism.