However; when these changes occur, will depend on the individual. This depends on what the body has been through like environmental factors such as accidents, infections, disease, smoking or alcohol. Sensory changes will often happen when ageing as individuals receive and process information from the environment by hearing, vision, taste, smell and touch. When going through the ageing process these five senses are likely to be diminished and incoming information can get distorted. Another physical change is hearing where 30% of people over 60 have an hearing impairment.
Some steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be Make sure that areas are clear of obstacles that an individual with sight impairment might trip over or bump into. Make sure that hearing aids are working or that glasses prescriptions are updated Make them aware of all the different groups and organsation that can help them Challenge any discrimination. Make sure you address the person appropriately instead of talking over them as if they are not there. Explain how individuals with sensory loss can be disabled by attitudes and beliefs. People placing limitations on the person with the sensory loss can be disabling, for example, believing that a blind person can’t manage alone or that deaf people are funny because of the way they talk.
People with delirium suffer from hallucinations and delutions which means they hear see or think things that are not real, their thinking and reasoning are affected significantly and severe confusion is often present as in most cases of dementia. Age related memory impairment can cause forgetfulness again similar to dementia. The most common causes of different types of dementia are as follows. Alzheimer's disease: Alzheimer's disease is caused by parts of the brain wasting away, which damages the structure of the brain and how it works.It is not known exactly what causes this process to begin, but people with Alzheimer's disease have been found to have abnormal amounts of protein and fibres in the brain.These reduce the effectiveness of healthy neurons, gradually destroying them.Over time, this damage spreads to other areas of the brain such as the grey matter and the hippocampus. Risk factors
When the neurons get damaged and no longer function efficiently the resulting limitations differ, depending on which side of the brain is damaged. The right side of the brain will cause problems understanding things, and recognizing people and things. Damage in the left side of the brain has been seen to cause by depression, and problems with speech. 1.4 How other factors can cause changes in an individual’s condition that may not be attributable to dementia A variety of
Migraines, throbbing pain in one area of the head, are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and/or sounds, according to the Genetics Home Reference. In addition to these symptoms, hemiplegic migraines cause temporary visual impairments such as blind spots or double vision and temporary numbness or weakness on one side of the body, a condition known as hemiparesis. These symptoms can
Visual impairments can also be difficult in these situations and may affect a person’s ability to read body language, facial expressions and see gestures. Persons who have dual sensory loss will find it extremely difficult and be frustrated during day to day tasks. It can lead to loss of interests in activities and in some case may cause a person to have little or no contact with the world around them. It can have serious effects if a person misinterprets what they are being spoken to about by their family, friends and possibly medical professionals. Persons with hearing impairments would need to focus on reading lips and body language to uphold conversations just as people with visual impairments would rely on their hearing to be able to function effectively within society.
Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65. Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an on-going decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with: • memory loss • thinking speed • mental agility • language • understanding • judgement People with dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising, and aspects of their personality may change. A person with dementia may lose empathy (understanding and compassion), they may see or hear things that other people do not (hallucinations), or they may make false claims or statements.
Many people experience memory temporal lost, which is normal because is part of the normal aging process. We all often have problem remembering things like someone's name. Nonetheless, a person that suffer Alzhimers or other types of dementia will have these symptoms, between others, more frequent and
Outcome 1 1.1 There are many ways a range of factors can have a negative impact on an individual with sensory loss such as an individual can miss out on important day to day information that many take for granted. Individuals with sensory loss can also find it difficult with tasks such as feeding or dressing themselves, independent mobility and participating in hobbies. Though there can be some positive impacts such as an individual can receive increased help or care and a range of aids available to support them. 1.2 Steps can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss. Some steps that should be taken are making sure areas are clear of any obstacles that could be tripped over or bumped into, making sure the surrounding area is quite and well lit and when speaking to and individual with hearing loss always face them and speak
Fibrosis of the liver tissue can occur over time, and may lead to scarring. If the liver becomes scarred, the blood cannot get through the liver at the normal pace. This can create a higher than normal pressure on the portal vein, and this is known as portal hypertension. Some symptoms of liver disease may include enlarged liver or spleen, bruising or bleeding, nausea or belly pain, weight loss or poor weight gain, fluid pooling in the abdomen, and change in color of the stool and how often bowel movements