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.
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.
DEM 201 Task 1 Design an information booklet explaining to relative of the individuals you support 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 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.
People who care for dementia sufferers may find that as the illness progresses they will have to start discussions to get the person to make conversation. This is common. Their ability to process information gets progressively weaker and their responses can become delayed. Impaired depth perception, loss of vision, loss of colour vision, loss of contrast sensitivity and hallucinations are all problems that may be associated with dementia. As a carer non-verbal communication will become important, body language, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice will have to be taken into account when communicating with a sufferer.
It is important to know that, dementia affects each person differently, depending on the impact of the disease and the personality of the subject before beginning to suffer it. As an example, if a decrease in mental functioning makes an impression on your friends and family, and begins to interfere with the daily activities associated with employment tasks, social interactions, and household chores, make an appointment with a physician to determine the underlying cause of the
Age is not the only cause of dementia as you will discover within this unit. In this unit you will learn about: the neurology of dementia the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia how dementia care must be underpinned by a personcentred approach. 1 Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma 1. nderstand the neurology of dementia U 1.1 Causes of dementia The word ‘dementia’ is a term which describes a serious deterioration in mental functions, such as memory, language, orientation and judgement. However, the causes are still not yet fully understood.
Unit 13 1.3 Explain the way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of the individual with dementia. Individuals with dementia process information through the main cells called neurons. When the body is not resting the neuron cell processes information to the axon where a chemical called neurotransmitters travels over a gap in the brain and switches on another neuron cell. Individuals with dementia who have damage to the neurons on the left side of the brain usually suffer with depression. However they also tend to have problems with being organized and using language.
Dementia Awareness 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’. A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. 1.2 Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia. The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia are the temporal lobe, frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, cerebrum lobe and the hippocampus. 1.3 Explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.
2 How dementia affects decision-making Dementia is the umbrella term for a number of conditions which cause damage to the brain cells. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease which has a gradual progression. The next most common type is vascular dementia which has a step-like progression. About one in four people with Parkinson’s disease also develop dementia. Short-term memory loss, disorientation and loss of concentration are common symptoms.
Specific Needs of the Older Person Introduction This assignment will explore the subject of Dementia, its physiological and psychological changes that occur. It will look at the therapeutic interventions available and the needs of the person in relation to the illness. It will be outlining the issues for a person who suffers with the chronic illness and discuss the role of the carer and the multidisciplinary team in assisting the person with dementia and exploring the care settings available as well as highlighting what practices need to be implemented including the help required concerning their activities of daily living. This report will be supported by references throughout with various sources of information gathered from books, handouts and websites. What is Dementia?