4. Describehow different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates.
Alzheimer’s gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate, they tend to repeat stories, or are not be able to remember a word, use familiar words repeatedly, invent new words to describe...
age related memoryimpairment may be mistaken for dementia.
Depression can cause a person to be unable to retain any new information, they can become aggressive or withdrawn, as does a person with Alzheimer's, but with antidepressants and time they may be able to use their recall in time. Delirium...
affects their daily lives. Depression and dementia have similar affects on the body such as low motivation, apathy, memory problems, slow speech and slow movements.
Depression and dementiacan coexist.
Delirium is where sudden severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function occur in an individual...
. Unit-3, Q4. Identify four other factors that could affect an individual's ability to communicate and interact with others. Unit-3, Q5. Outline the ways in which memory loss might affect a person's ability to useverballanguage. Unit-3, Q6. Explain how you can find out about the communication...
term memory loss
• Becoming withdrawn
10: Describehow a sensory impairment of someone with dementiacanaffect their communication skills (3.2)
• The individual may not be able to accurately gauge a person’s body language or facial expressions, minimising the amount of...
are risk of dementia. Other than alcohol, drugs and psychiatric reasons certain genetic disorders also can cause dementia.
1.2 Describe the types of memoryimpairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia
The memoryimpairment may result in lack of attention, forgetting language...
disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease can also be at an increased risk of developing dementia.
Describe the types of memoryimpairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia.
People with dementia usually suffer from short term memory (STM) loss. As a rule, the...
The learner can:
1.1.1 Describehowmemoryimpairmentcanaffect the ability of an individual with dementia to useverballanguage
Give an example from your work place:
1.1.2 Gather information from others about an individual’s preferred methods of communicating to enhance interaction...
1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’
Learner answer 1
dementia is not a disease or illness its an overall term which describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memories or a persons other mental abilities which in turn can reduce a persons ability to perform...
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a serious brain disorder that impacts daily living through memory loss and cognitive changes. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease, progressing from mild forgetfulness to widespread neurological impairment and...
. describehow different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates.
All forms of dementiacanaffect the way a person communicates, so in time they may have to find different ways of expressing themselves and their feelings. As a carer your non-verbal communication will become...
and naming. Damage to the left temporal lesion of the brain can result in impaired memory for verbal material, hearing difficulties and language comprehension. Right-side damage affects recall of nonverbal material, such as music and drawings. Memory is the retrieval of information. There are...
infection. People can have Delirium and Dementia.
6) The key functions of the brain affected by dementia and that affect cognitive abilities are:
Frontal Lobe – Is associated with reasoning, motor skills, high level cognition and expressive language. The back of the frontal lobe lies in the motor...
Health professionals often divide the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease into "cognitive" and "behavioral and psychiatric" categories.
* Cognitive symptoms affectmemory, language, judgment, planning, ability to pay attention and other thought processes.
* Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms...
when they are damaged they cannot be replaced.
1.2 Describe the types of memoryimpairment commonly experienced by individuals with Dementia.
Memory covers a wide area of our lives and abilities. Individuals with Dementia struggle with memory loss in many areas. They can have an...
how any damage to these areas may affect an individual
a) Parietal lobe – when this area of the brain is affected by dementia the individual’s ability with language, speech, reading, writing and arithmetic will be affected. They will also have difficulty recognising people and objects. Such as...
Frontotemporal Dementia – 2% - Affects around 11,000 people in the UK.
More likely to affect people under the age of 65.
Outcome 4 Understand factors relating to an individuals experience of dementiaDescribehow different individuals may experience living with dementia depending...
needs of individual with dementia by:
Sign languageMemory books
Use of non-verbal communication
You can gather information about an individual who suffers from dementia from:
Family and friends
Dementia care advisor
DementiaDementia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to think, speak, reason remember and move. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other conditions also can cause similar symptoms. Some of these disorders get worse with time and cannot be cured...