Dementia is a disorder of the brain that causes a slow decline and loss of mental ability; these include problems with things such as memory, understanding, judgment, thinking and language. In addition, other problems can develop, such as changes in a person’s personality and changes in the way a person interacts with others in social situations. As dementia develops, a person's ability to take care of themselves from day to day may also become affected. Things such as Poor concentration if your concentration is affected then you wouldn’t notice things as much, and also you wouldn’t retain things as much as you would have done normally. Poor concentration can be a result simply because you are bored or tired.
Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201) Outcome 1 – understand what dementia is. 1) Explain 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 numerous certain diseases. 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.
Cerebrum lobe - biggest part of the Brain its role is memory, attention, thought, our consciousness, movement and senses. Hippocampus - responsible for memory forming, organising and storing and emotions. 3. Explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia. This may be because they all share many symptoms as dementia, for example: Symptoms of depression: Anxiety, irritability, Delusions Sleep disturbance: difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or especially waking up early Fatigue, decreased energy Difficulty concentrating, thinking or making decisions Symptoms of delirium: Reduced awareness of the environment, this may result in: An inability to stay focused on a topic or to change topics Wandering attention, getting stuck on an idea rather than responding to questions or conversation Being easily distracted by unimportant things
basics of alzheimer’s disease What it is and what you can do Basics of Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time. Although symptoms can vary widely, the first problem many people notice is forgetfulness severe enough to affect their ability to function at home or at work, or to enjoy lifelong hobbies. Other symptoms include confusion, getting lost in familiar places, misplacing things and trouble with language.
NVQ Level 2 DEM 201 Unit 4222-237 Outcome 1 1.1 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 numerous certain diseases. 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.
| The loss of someone close to us can quickly turn our world into chaos and an awkward way of living. Trying to cope with what used to be normal or routine becomes exhausting and seems unbearable at times. Some of the simplest task may even seem daunting. Grief affects not only
misplacing objects or going to the shop and not remembering what was needed. Changes in behaviour, mood and personality can also affect someone with dementia, they may become moody and irritated quite easily, along with problems with day to day activities. Aggression and agitation may also occur which can be out of character, this can be very difficult for family and friends to cope with. 1.3 Explain the ways that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with
Patient Conversation ( Alzheimer’s ) Patient: “I have Alzheimer’s? What is that?” Me: “Well Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems memory, thinking, and change in behavior. It is a progressive disease that has different stages, from moderate to severe severity.” Patient: “What does that mean?” Me: “That means that it will get worse over time, and will continue to progress over the rest of your life.” Patient: “What can I expect during the early stages of the disease?” Me: “In the early stages of the disease, memory loss may be mild. You may feel confused in familiar places and it could take longer than usual to complete the usual daily tasks. You may have some trouble recognizing family, or friends, as well as continuously
1.2 describe the types of memory impairement commonely experienced by individuals with dementia. Individuals who are living with dementia are found to commonely suffer from short term memory loss. Which can affect the brain from remembering recent events. It can also affect the way individuals communicate as speech can often be affected as well as the ability to retain information. Other basic functioning skills that may be affected can be the ability to understand instructions as well as completing basic day to day tasks such as washing dressing and preparing meals.
Two Main Cells Nervous System Health And Social Care The two main types of cells in the nervous system are neurons and neuroglia. Neurons are also called functional units. They are the actual nerve cells that transmit impulses of the nervous system. Each neuron consists of three basic parts: a cell body, axon, and one or more dendrites. The cell body, also called the soma, contains the nucleus, cytoplasm, and other organelles.