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. Decision making, problem solving, control of behaviour and emotions, which the frontal lobe (front lobe of the brain) is responsible for, can also be affected. Sensory information form the body, letter forming, putting things in order and spatial awareness, which the parietal lobe (middle top lobe of the brain) is responsible for, can also be affected. Processing information related to vision, which the occipital lobe (back lobe of the brain) is responsible for, can also be affected. Memory, attention, thought, senses and movement, which the cerebellum lobe (right at the bottom of the brain next to the brain stem) is responsible for, can also be affected.
Key functions affected are balance and muscle co-ordination The Hippocampus Located in the temporal lobe of the brain. Key functions affected are long term memory, behaviour and memories of personal events and related emotions 1.3 Explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia Depression: This can
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.
Unit 13: Dementia Awareness 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ Dementia is not a natural part of the ageing process. It is a progressive illness with a physical cause. Symptoms are caused due to changes in the brain, the more the brain changes the more the severe the symptoms. Dementia is a set of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulty thinking, problem solving or language. 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 ooccipital lobe which is responsible for processing information related to vision, the Cerebrum lobe which is the biggest part of the brain and its role is memory, attention, thought, and our senses and movement. The frontal lobe this is responsible for decision making problem solving, controlling behaviour and emotions. The parietal lobe, responsible for sensory information from the body also where letters are formed, putting things in order and spatial awareness. The temporal lobe which is responsible for vision, memory, language, hearing and learning is affected.
1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ Dementia is the term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases and conditions. Symptoms are progressive and degenerative and as more brain cell get damaged or die, a gradual loss of memory and decline in other intellectual functions which affects a person’s ability to remember, make rational judgments or communicate and is serious enough to interfere with performing the tasks of daily life. There are many different types of dementia, both inherited and non-inherited forms, with Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia the most commonly diagnosed type. Dementia can occur to anyone at any age from damage to the cardiovascular system or a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, although it is most commonly associated with aging.
While you're falling asleep, your body slowly starts to shut your muscles down in order to prevent you from rolling around and acting out your dreams. They are then supposed to be turned back on once you wake up (“Sleep Paralysis”). But during sleep paralysis, your brain does not turn your muscles back on. This may be due a few things. One reason may be because you were woken up suddenly and your brain did not have enough time to react.
Additionally he identified that different regions of the brain interact or work together to enable a process. Thus leading to his findings that loss of speech can arise from damage to the front half of the brain Schiller, 1979, cited in Toates, (2010). Geschwind (1972), cited in Toates, (2010), also found that brain regions interact to enable the performance and understanding of speech. His evidence came from an experiment that entailed a participant listening to a sentence and then repeating it. Geschwind concluded that brain interactions were necessary to carry out the instructions.
It tends to occur later in the day, difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, chronic fatigue, irritability, disturbed concentration, mild sensitivity to light or noise, and general muscle aching. (Glass, 2009) The exact causes of tension headaches are unknown. In some people, tension headaches are caused by tightening muscles in the back of the neck and scalp. The muscle tension can be caused by not enough sleep, poor posture, emotional or mental stress, anxiety, fatigue, hunger, or overexertion. In some cases tension headaches can be triggered by some type of environmental or internal stress.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which an individual experiences pauses of breath, or shallow breathing throughout the night. For adults, it can be caused by excess weight, which results in softer tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep, this soft tissue, as it relaxes, can block the airway. However, many other problems or conditions can be the cause. Whereas, in children, sleep apnea can usually be caused by enlarged tonsils, an overbite or underbite, a tumor or a growth in the airway, and even birth defects such as down