Although dementia causes damage to brain, which gives rise to the behaviours of dementia, research is starting to indicate that emotions and abilities are retained by people, long into dementia (NCB, 2009). This increasing awareness, poses a strong challenges about the way in which people with dementia are respected and regarded in the society. Ethical questions that arise during the management of a demented patient tend to vary with the stage of dementia. For instance, in early stages, patients are more likely to make their own decisions about which treatments they want to take, while their decision making capability may reduce as age progresses (Livingston et al., 2010). There are several elements that determine ethics-based care of people with dementia.
She speculated that inflammation that occurs when a person is depressed may be a factor for dementia.Many certain proteins found in brain of a peron who is depressed may increase the risk of dementia.It is very important to remember that risk factor is something that put you on risk. Its increasing your chances to develop illness but it doesn’t mean that you will develop dementia as many people with depression never get dementia. A new sudy was published in July 2014 in the same journal give us more light on the problem. The report says that depression is a risk factor for dementia and people who have symptoms of depression have problems with clear thinking and memory. This study shows there is link between dementia and depression but doesn't exactly says if there is prove cause -and -effect relationship between them both.
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. It is often the case that the person's family and friends are more concerned about the symptoms than the person may be themselves. The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSqaJFcU1RFX2EAxx7ilgPvdh41FXE_QRBdQBTl5vSTfsKHwHSzQ Temporal lobe = responsible foe vision, memory, language, hearing, learning Disturbance in function of the temporal lobe may be caused by ischaemic or haemorrhagic damage, as with a cerebrovascular event (CVE).
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 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 – Dementia Awareness. DEM 201.1 - Understand what dementia is 1.1 – Explain what is meant by the term “dementia”. “Dementia are the signs and symptoms caused as a result of specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s or a stroke that involve the damaging of brain cells; as the brain cells die the person with a dementia will lose their ability to do things they are used to doing as different parts of the brain are damaged. Dementia affects both older and younger people and the decline in the person will get worse as more brain cells are damaged or die.” 1.2 – Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia. The main areas of the brain that are affected by dementia in terms of causing difficulties with their functions are: * Frontal Lobe – This is the part of the brain that controls behaviour, movement, personality and the interpretation of what is around us * Parietal Lobe – This is the part of the brain that controls the language we use, spacial awareness and recognition of places, objects and people.
The Alzheimer’s association has made improving the quality of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and expanding access to home and community based services top priorities. They have also endorsed several important pieces of pending legislation that will help with the rising cost of the caregiving system. Currently, there are seven out of ten people with Alzheimer’s disease living at home and families are in need of support with annual rising cost of health care needs. Although hope for Alzheimer’s seems bleak, there are still some strides that can be made. A better understanding of the disease, improved healthcare and treatment, and huge discoveries in science to delay the onset and prevention of the disease can lead to a future where Alzheimer’s is just a memory.
UNIT 4222-365 1.1 Range of causes of dementia Cells in the brain stop working, and the part of the brain that this occurs in will affect how that person thinks, remembers and communicates. The most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by damage in certain areas of the brain. With time, it spreads and affects cells in other parts of the brain. The cause of the brain cells dying and the deterioration of the connectors is not fully known.
This disease has changed many lives and has had major impacts on the people being diagnosed with the disease. I would love to know are there any medicines that will help stunt the disease as well as stop this disease. Works Cited : “Alzheimer’s disease” Ringman M. John, Sally A. Frautschy www.Alzheimer’s.about.com/od/what is alzheimer