What Are The Most Common Causes Of Dementia

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Dementia Awareness Task 1 1.1 Dementia is a deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes. 1.2 The key functions of the brain that are affected are: Temporal lobe = responsible for vision, memory, language, hearing, learning Frontal lobe = responsible for decision making , problem solving, control behaviour and emotions Parietal lobe = responsible for sensory information from the body, also where letters are formed, putting things in…show more content…
Anyone not able to perform according to that benchmark lives with a disability and requires help to function. Dementia covers a multitude of behaviour patterns, such as not remembering to dress or eat, remember where you live, who you are, what is your identity and so forth. All these things are definitely a disability. Sufferers from dementia who wander away from their safe family or home environment are in danger and are at risk as they cannot be independent. Task 3 3.1 The most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer's disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Stroke, Picks disease, Degenerative Diseases. 3.2 The signs and symptoms of the most common causes of dementia are memory loss, impaired judgement, depression, communication limitations, Difficulties with abstract thinking, Faulty reasoning, Inappropriate behaviour, Disorientation to time and place, Gait, motor, and balance problems. Neglect of personal care and safety, Hallucinations, paranoia and agitation. 3.3 Risk factors? 3.4 Prevalence rates? Task 4

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