Our functions start declining such as visual impairment, cognitive changes, and reduction in strength and flexibility when we start growing old. And, when elderly drivers have a dementia the road would be really risky. Because, dementia is a large group of illnesses that cause a person to have difficulties with a range of functions so when a person has a dementia, they tend to have memory loss – don’t know the way to the shop, forget names and places, find it hard to remember what happened earlier on during the day-, moodiness – become more and more moody as parts of the brains that control emotion become damaged (frightened)-, communicative difficulties – finds it harder to write, read and talk-. They’re ability to carry out everyday task are harder for them, including driving. Elderly drivers are also more likely to have range of physical impairments that reduces their ability to drive.
Optional unit understand the process and experience of dementia. 1.1 Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome. The causes of dementia vary however all are irreversible changes that have occurred in the brain. The most common causes are called neurodegenerative diseases; these include Alzheimer's, front temporal and Lewy body disease. These diseases cause the brain cells degenerate and die more quickly than the normal ageing process.
(CT238.4] Understand factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia )4.1 Describe how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia, and level of ability and disability Depending on the form of dementia people's ability and disability will will be different. People with dementia may not necessarily always be forgetful, for example an individual with Fronto-temporal dementia may be less forgetful than a person suffering from Alzheimer disease. Their memory may remain intact but their personality and behaviour could be noticeably changed. Dementia with Lewy bodies interrupts the brain's normal functioning and affect the person's memory, concentration and speech skills. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson's disease such as tremors, slowness of movement and speech difficulties.
In many instances both partners want to be able to manage by themselves, even when they are elderly or frail, but caring for someone is a huge emotional and physical burden. If you are caring for someone at home, sharing some of that burden and having a proper break from it enables you to carry on without crisis. Your partner may not fully realise how you feel unless you tell him, so this could be the important first step towards another change in your lives
It deals with the normal everyday or average family, and the problems that are faced in the “real” world. In the average family dealing with the tragic death of a child, one might seek therapeutic counseling to help them deal and approach life on a day to day basis. As much as one might not want to think about it, what Calvin, Beth, and Conrad suffered is life. Conrad in the movie though is pulled by his father to deal with life-issues, where Beth his mother opens the closet door puts the past in there and pretends it never existed. For that reason Beth is in denial that there truly is a problem to be faced by her and the family as a whole.
What are the symptoms of this disease? Can you prevent from getting this disease? First, you cannot prevent yourself or someone you love from getting Alzheimer’s disease. This disease affect a person mind, they could be somewhat forgetful at times and then other times perfectly fine. Even though many people think, Alzheimer’s
Lesley Chubick PS124 Introduction to Psychology Alzheimer’s, Disorder of the Brain Unit 7 Assignment The mental disorder I chose for this assignment is on Alzheimers. Alzheimers is a form of dementia that is a disease that attacks the brain’s intellectual functions such as memory, orientation and calculation. This degenerative brain disease attacks one in ten men and women over 60. The question many of us have is what is Alzheimers, what is its effect on the brain and is there a cure? Being a degenerative disease Alzheimers attacks the brain through exponentially greater cell death and tissue loss which results in decreased brain size and brain activity.
Unfortunately, older persons are more associated with conditions such as Alzheimer and arthritic pain before they are diagnosed with alcoholism. Treatment, corrective care and other medical health resources, along with the proper and essential prescription guidelines suffer and become barriers, due to the delay in recognition of the condition that may affect the elderly. While some influential changes and progressive measures have taken place in understanding the effectiveness of alcoholism amongst the elderly, it continues to impact protocols such as measurable distinctive concerns for the elderly, challenges and comparable traits, and the initiation of optimal approaches towards preventative techniques, intervention, and treatments for the
It's only my opinion but it seems that way to me. Either they are not affected by it, or perhaps when it hits, it just slides off their backs, or better yet, they stand up to it. Conclusion I am aware that ageism does exist, but other than the incident above at my work, and the trouble with my grandmother and her doctor disregarding her, I have not really experienced it personally, but it disturbs me that it even does exist. That a person could be disregarded, minimized, taken advantage of, abused, neglected just because he or she happens to be 60+ makes me sick to my stomach. I plan to advocate and be a help to people such as these in my future career as a social service worker.
It can start out with simple forgetting to do tasks, such as balancing a check book to issues that are more serious like leaving on a stove to forgetting where you are at when you are driving a vehicle for instance. It progresses faster than normal Dementia. It begins with little things like forgetting your keys, to not being able to retrace your steps when you lose things. To eventually not being able to control your bodily functions, or recognize loved ones. This leads to an ethical issue amongst those who treat elderly adults as to when they are not able to give legal consent for treatment.