Health And Social Care Level 3 Unit 40 Of Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term. By this I mean that it covers many different conditions. Each condition affects the brain and can lead to dementia due to brain de deterioration and loss of function.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome- this is a brain disorder in which not getting enough B1 vitamin will affect your brain function. B1 vitamin is used in the brain to change sugar into energy. If there is a shortage then there will be a shortage of energy and thus, making the brain function less.
Vascular dementia- basically vascular dementia is mini strokes across the brain that will affect the brain and in turn affect the brain function as the blood vessels will either get blocked or be damaged creating bleeds on the brain and creating damage.
Huntington’s disease- this is caused by a faulty gene which as an individual grows the illness
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The individual will have the disease for a while before symptoms manifest, forgetfulness, impaired judgement, loss of overall body function as the illness progresses further.
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)- the memory loss of this illness is not dissimilar to Alzheimer’s, this disease will however manifest far more quickly than Alzheimer’s. As tis can manifest along vascular and dementia this is known sometimes as mixed dementia as the disease will stand alongside another.
Mixed dementia- as explained prior mixed dementia is many the other diseases standing alongside in an individual’s brain.
Parkinson’s disease- a decrease in the substance dopamine that the body makes naturally causes problems with the physical body. There is forgetfulness also but the most common visible teller of Parkinson’s is the shaking. The memory side of Parkinson’s is like the above diseases.
Many of the diseases are thought to begin by the enzymes in the brain, if there is an abnormality, or if there is an excess or too much. As the medical science world develops so will the understanding of the diseases that do contribute to

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