Dementia

Dementia

The topic I had chosen for this part of my presentation I chose a particular sickness which I was quite familiar with, dementia. I chose dementia because I felt it was extremely effective as it highlights one of the most the serious psychological ill health. However I also thought it was something I already knew […]

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Exploring the Relationship Between Physical Health and Mental Health

“Dementia results in a progressive decline in multiple areas of functioning, including memory, reasoning, communication skills and the skills to carry out daily activities. Alongside this decline, individuals may develop behavioural and psychological symptoms such as depression, psychosis, aggression and wandering, which complicate care and can occur at any stage of the illness. Family carers […]

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Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia

Outcome 1 1.1Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells and in many ways, from alcoholism, brain injury, drug abuse, side effects to medications, depression, age, thyroid function abnormalities, and vitamin B12 deficiency. Alzheimer’s Dementia is caused by a build-up of proteins which the body no longer breaks down and this affects the transmission of […]

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Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia

1. 1 Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome There are several causes of dementia some of them are; a stroke, brain disease, MS, certain medications, shrinkage of the brain, too many opiates over a long period of time and severe alcoholism. 1. 2 Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals […]

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Dementia

“Dementia” is a Latin word which means “irrationality”, it describes a condition that is associated with the loss of memory in the brain and the general decline of the mental abilities in an individual. The disease was discovered in 22nd September 2004 in the United Kingdom. (G.E. Berrios; 1990) There are two major types of […]

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Dementia Care

Anyone desiring to care for people with dementia needs to have sufficient information about the condition if he were to be effective in that endeavor. This is especially true for people in their advanced age, who would be experiencing more advanced symptoms and severe problems, such as incontinence, cognitive impairment and behavior problems (Tariot, 2003; […]

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