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  • Dementia Essay

    generative characteristic of dementia. Short term memory is usually affected first although the person may continue to have remarkable long term memory as far as early childhood. Absorbing new information such as the name of a new housemate can be unattainable. A person diagnosed with this type of cognitive impairment may be disoriented to time even not recollecting a notable activity from a recent time. These significant changes affect both safety and well-being especially when memory distortion occurs. The latter is when the person combines two or more memories together even from a different time period. Communication skills become affected and marked by: agnosia, aphasia and apraxia. According to the University Wire, agnosia is the inability to recognize people’s faces and voices, places and items. Agnosia can be visual, auditory or tactile. Contrary to it, aphasia interferes with verbal and written communication skills causing an individual to have difficulties with spoken and written language. The last of the trio is aphasia; which is marked a person’s inability to perform a desired task (Lee, 2010). For the IDD population, it is much more of a challenge for a provider to assess unless there are current assessments that described the…

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  • The Definition Of Dementia

    this is what it is like to wake up as a person who has dementia. When people first started to recognise dementia they called it senility and then later on the name changed to dementia (“Types of Dementia”). Many people believe that they understand the definition of dementia, but the definition they have been taught for a long time is actually wrong. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a person who has trouble with carrying out everyday activities and has a hard time remembering people…

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  • Benefits Of Dementia

    Dementia: Benefits of Brain Stimulating Activities Dayla F. Doll Dementia in itself is not a disease but the loss of mental function in more than two areas. Dementia is the loss of memory and other mental abilities that affect daily life. Dementia is a series of symptoms that accompany a disease. The dementia symptoms can affect  Language  Judgment  Memory  Spatial abilities  Visual Abilities Memory loss and the loss of important functions of the brain, such as knowing how to eat, talk,…

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  • Dementia Case Study

    Looking at Dementia-Alzheimer’s a Neurocognitive Disorder Alzheimer’s is the most common type of Dementia that is found and is considered to be a disease because there is no cure for it at the moment but treatment can help control some of the symptoms. In the article “Alzheimer’s disease” by Kaj Blennow, Mony J de Leon, and Henrik Zetterberg the authors stated that Alzheimer’s is the most common case seen in dementia and accounts for 50-60% of all the dementia cases. The onset of Alzheimer’s…

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  • Dementia Syndrome Essay

    Every case of dementia presents with a different range of symptoms. Some symptoms may be more prevalent in one patient and not another. The most common symptoms for those diagnosed with dementia is memory loss. A common misunderstanding with memory loss is that dementia starts with the most recent memories and erases them, working its way back through the patient’s life (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2010). Dementia actually just wipes memory in a sporadic fashion. A patient…

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  • Case Study On Dementia

    Dementia Dementia Overview Dementia is a term used to define a category of brain diseases that involve a long-term, generally fatal and gradual decrease in a person’s ability to think and function in their daily life, with memory loss being a common symptom (Alzheimer’s Assoication, 2014). The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which makes up around 60% of cases, with vascular dementia (25%) and Lewy body dementia (15%) also being prominent causes of symptoms (Alzheimer’s…

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  • Informative Essay On Dementia

    What is dementia? Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life. Who gets dementia? Most people with dementia are older, but it is important to remember that not all older people get dementia. It is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia can…

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  • Vascular Dementia Case Study

    Vascular dementia is defined by Zhong et al. (2016) as a general dementia caused by a series of cerebral vascular factors such as ischemic cerebral vascular disease. The dementia is very similar to Alzheimer’s disease and they share some symptoms such as impaired memory and cognitive function. Some of the non-cognitive symptoms of vascular dementia include tinnitus, sleeping disorder, numbness of the extremities, and emotion changes. Calabrese et al. (2016) believes there are two principal…

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  • Effects Of Music On Dementia

    communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual wellness and wellbeing. Dementia affects various parts of a person 's brain, causing cognitive complexities, however when involved in music therapy patients who may no longer be able to recognise their loved ones may still be able to sing, hum, clap or tap feet providing them with a means of communication and expression. Neuroscientists acknowledge that music affects our brain in a remarkable way as it simulates a network of structures…

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  • Economic Impact Of Dementia

    What is the economic impact of Alzheimers’ disease in adults in the United Kingdom and how should medicines be used to reduce that economic impact? Dementia is an umbrella term of common syndrome where it is usually describes as brain deteriorating problem which affect memory and predominance during elderly age. In record of Alzheimer’s society (reference), one third of people who are over 65 years old will develop dementia which shows the commonness of the condition in UK. Dementia can be…

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