Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia, responsible for around two thirds of cases. This is a disease which causes the chemistry and structure of the brain to change, leading to the death of brain cells in certain parts of the brain. It is a progressive disease. One of our service
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.
Rachel Pearson Unit 13: Understanding the Process and Experience of Dementia Unit Code: DEM 301 Unit reference number: J/601/3538 Section 1 - Understand the neurology of dementia 1.1 Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome? Dementia syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms, in which cause damage to cells in the brain. The most common causes are neurodegenerative diseases; this includes Alzheimer’s, Vascular, and Frontotemporal, lewy bodied, Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (CJD) and Huntington disease. With these diseases the brain cells degenerate and die more quickly than the normal ageing process. This leads to the decline of a person’s mental health and sometimes physical abilities.
UNIT 13 Dementia Awareness 1- Understand what dementia is 1.1 Explain what is meant by th 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. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way.
Unit 533 - Understand the process and experience of dementia Learning outcome 1 - Understand the neurology of dementia 1. Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome There are many different forms of dementia and each has its own causes. Dementia may also be a symptom that develops in the later stages of some illnesses. Some of the most common forms or causes of dementia include: • Alzheimer’s disease • Vascular dementia • Parkinson’s disease • Dementia with Lewy bodies • Huntington’s disease • Alcohol related dementia – Korsakoff’s syndrome • AIDS related dementia • Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for between 50 and 70 per cent of all cases.
Name: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date of Submission: Should Parents Know of Increases Alzheimer Risk? Alzheimer disease is a neurodegenerative disease which is the most frequent cause of dementia. Currently, 4 million people in the United States are victims of this disease and the fourth leading cause of death in America. Moreover, Alzheimer’s disease is the governing cause of mental deterioration in the elderly people. It accounts for a large percentage of admissions to nursing homes, assisted living homes and other lasting care services.
Unit 51 Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication With Individuals who have Dementia 1 Understand the factors that can affect interaction and communication of individuals with dementia. 1.1 Explain how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates Dementia is a progressive illness that usually occurs over a period of time. One of the earliest signs of dementia is problems with an individual’s memory, this can result in the individual behaving and communicating differently. Because there are so many different types of dementia the signs and symptoms of these can vary widely, because of this the communication abilities of the individual will vary greatly. Each for of dementia will have certain symptoms that may be relevant to that disease but some symptoms may be present in more than one form of dementia.
Alzheimers Disease Alzheimers disease is becoming a greater concern every day. “In the early 1900’s Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, described a middle-aged patient who experienced progressive problems with memory, language and behavior. After the patient died Alzheimer identified two changes in brain tissue that are essential features of the disease that bears Alzheimer's name” (Facts for health). Alzheimers is a progressive brain disease that is irreversible. It destroys basic memory skills and ultimately the capacity to do their daily routine.
Unit 237 - Dementia Awareness Understand what dementia is Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ Dementia describes a range of signs and symptoms that occur to an individual when part of the brain is affected by certain diseases and various conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulty thinking. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse over time. Dementia affects people at different stages of life, affects different parts of the brain and at different speeds. Describe the key functions of the brain that are – affected by dementia The Brain Brain cells Spinal cord Frontal lobe Parietal lobe Temporal lobe Cerebellum Occipital lobe Explain why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia The above symptoms are very similar to Dementia and this is why people get mistaken, it is very important that an individual with symptoms gets assessed by a GP to determine the condition.
Amyloid fibrils are insoluble, highly organized protein aggregates and are associated with devastating disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and type II diabetes. (nature.com) Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among the elderly. The major depressive syndrome of Alzheimer’s disease may be among the most common mood disorders of older adults. Depression is a common and important complication of Alzheimer's disease that increases the suffering of patients and their families and produces excess disability, promotes institutionalization, and hastens death. Depression is also common in other types of degenerative dementia, including those that arise from Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Pick's disease, and in dementias of vascular origin.