Hsc Level 2

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Unit 13 1.1 The term Dementia is described by a number of symptoms such as memory lose, changes in mood, and unable to communicate normally. A mental decline in the ability to function in every day life. 1.2 Key functions of the brain affected by dementia are frontal lobe, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, cerebrum and hippocampus. 1.3 Dementia can be mistaken for depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment because they are very similar in appearance. 2.1 The medical model sees the patient with dementia as a problem. They need to adapt to fit in with society other wise become isolated. 2.2 The social model sees that society need to change to accommodate individuals with dementia, recognising the person other than the illness. 2.3 Dementia should be viewed as a disability because people with this are unable to function in the normal running of every day life. They can forget to take medications, forget that they need to eat or drink or wash and change their clothes. 3.1 The cause of dementia include various diseases or infections, Drugs, head injuries or malnutrition 3.2 Signs and symptoms of the most common causes of dementia include memory loss, personality change, impaired intellectual function. A noticeable decline in communication and signs of depression, learning and remembering things are forgotten. 3.3 The risk factors for the most common causes of dementia include having a family history, smoking, having high cholesterol and drinking large amounts of alcohol. 3.4 4.1 Individuals living with dementia may experience loss of hearing, which can make things difficult for communication and experience feeling frustrated with others causing misunderstanding of commands. If the level of dementia causes the individual disability then they would need things around the home
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