Dementia Awareness Q1.1) Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’. A) Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. It’s a progressive disease that affected the brain’s cognitive functions. Q1.2) Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia. A) The key functions that are affected by dementia are vision, memory, hearing, language and learning, which the temporal lobe (bottom left front lobe of the brain) is responsible for.
Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is: 1.1 What is meant by the term ‘dementia’: The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. These include Alzheimer's disease and sometimes as a result of a stroke. 1.2 The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia : Dementia is a condition of the brain which causes a gradual loss of mental ability, including problems with memory, understanding, judgement, thinking and language. In addition, other problems commonly develop such as changes in personality and changes in the way someone interacts with others in social situations. As dementia progresses, the ability of someone to look after themselves from day to day may also become affected.
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia care (600/6355/5) Unit 01: Dementia awareness 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’. Answer: The term dementia' describes a set of symptoms caused by damage to the brain like confusion in a familiar place, loss of memory, changes in mood, and problems with thinking, reading, communication and reasoning. There are several types of Dementia. 1.2 Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia. Answer: The hippocampus this is the main area affected by Dementia it is responsible for memory forming, organizing and storing and emotions.
The main areas of the brain that are affected by dementia in terms of causing difficulties with their functions are: * Frontal Lobe – This is the part of the brain that controls behaviour, movement, personality and the interpretation of what is around us * Parietal Lobe – This is the part of the brain that controls the language we use, spacial awareness and recognition of places, objects and people. * Occipital Lobe – This is the part of the brain that controls eyesight and our ability to see * Temporal Lobe – This is the part of the brain that controls our speech, hearing and memory 1.3 – Explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia. Depression can sometimes be mistaken for dementia because with dementia a person’s behaviour and feeling of well-being can change and cause the person to appear withdrawn and this for example might be mistaken for depression. However, if the person is depressed then it could be the depression not the dementia causing them ill-being. Delirium for example can be brought on as a result of an infection and this might be mistaken with dementia because for example the person could become confused and suffer with
237:- 1.1: The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour. 1.2: The Key functions of the brain affected by dementia are: * Language * Memory * Perception * Emotional behaviour or personality * Cognitive skills (such as calculation, abstract thinking, or judgement). 1.3: Depression, delirium and age related memory impairment could be mistaken for dementia as they all manifest with similar symptoms.
Dementia with Lewy Bodies can be closely related to Parkinsons Disease and there is a theory that Dementia with Lewy Bodies interferes with two neurotransmitters called dopamine and acetylcholine which assist in the brains functions. In Frontotemporal dementia – Picks Disease, the brain shrinks in the frontal and temporal lobes and a build of specific protein’s occur in these areas. Once the proteins come together, they become toxic and cause brain cells to die. It is not understood why these proteins build up. There are other dementia types too, namely Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) caused by an abnormal infectious protein call Prion which cause nerve damage to
As dementia affects a person's mental abilities, they may find planning and organizing difficult. Being independent may also become a problem. A person with dementia will therefore usually need help from friends or relatives, including help with decision making. Most types of dementia can't be cured, but if it is detected early there are ways to slow it down and maintain mental function. Dementia is a collection of symptoms including memory loss, personality change, and impaired intellectual functions resulting from disease or trauma to the brain.
Created using Notebooks by Droid-Veda LLP Holly Hughes Aug-22-2015 Unit 13 - dementia awareness 1.1 The term dementia is a choice or a chronic or persistant disorder of the mental processes caused by brain damage or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes amd impaired reasoning. 1.2 The key functions of the brain the are affected by dementia are; frontal lobe, cerebrum lobe, pariental lobe, temporal lobe and the hippocampus 1.3 Depression, deliruim and age related memory impairments are all the syptoms of dementia and this may be why people mistake these symptoms as dementia. 2.1 The medical model focuses on the impairment as the problem and focuses on finding a cure 2.2 The social model is personal centered, focusing on individual rights, promoting independance, giving choice and abilities. 2.3 Dementia should be viewed as a disability because people who have dementia can easily forget important things such as eating, taking medication, things that are basic to survial. They might not remeber who they are or were they are without support or care.
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.
Principles of dementia care Vanessa Stevens Unit 1 Question 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term “dementia” The word dementia is an umbrella term describing a number of different conditions which have one particular symptom in common: They attack and destroy the cells in the brains of the individuals. The damages may cause the impairment of memory, thinking, and orientation, learning abilities, language and judgement. Dementia is not a single disease, but a broad-based set of signs and symptoms. Dementia is categorized as reversible or irreversible, but may be slowed down with treatment. Question 1.2 Outline the parts of the brain that are affected by dementia and how functions and abilities are affected.