Models Of Dementia

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DEMENTIA AWARENESS OUTCOME 1. UNDERSTAND WHAT DEMENTIA IS: 1. The word Dementia is an umbrella word for several symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by different conditions and diseases. Dementia is a chronic progressive disease that stops the cognitive parts of the brain from working. Causing depending on the severity of the condition minor to major memory loss. Not just the loss of memories, but the loss of how to manage life skills. 2. Temporal lobe = responsible for vision, memory, language, hearing, learning. Frontal lobe = responsible for decision making, problem solving, control behaviour and emotions. Parietal lobe = responsible for sensory information from the body, also where letters are formed, putting things…show more content…
They can lose their ability to function and communicate properly. C) Age related impairment can usually be noticed between the ages of 50 and 70 years. A person can become confused with a minor complaint or infection, plus the memory naturally grows tired with age. OUTCOME 2 UNDERSTAND KEY FEATURES OF THE THEORETICAL MODELS OF DEMENTIA 1. The medical model of dementia can create dependency, restricts choice, disempower, devaluates, reinforces stereo types and can be thought of as oppressive. This is because the medical model only focuses on the impairment that has to be cured. 2. The social model of dementia is person centred care. It focuses on the rights of the individual, and in turn empowering the individual by promoting independence and giving choice by understanding what that particular individual can achieve…show more content…
There people are able to keep their jobs and carry on living a fairly normal life after the initial diagnosis. When this becomes difficult then there are benefits available to the person and help with care at home. Emotionally it may be very hard for the person to accept the condition they have been dealt. They may feel a burden on their children and be full of guilt, but it must be explained that this is an organic disease and is not anybody’s fault. When being diagnosed at a young age, they may also feel a sense of loss, as what they now are unable to achieve in the future, such as travel after retirement. On the other hand it may come as a sense of relief that now they know what they are dealing with, they will be able to crack on and learn to live with

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