There's no lifestyle factor that's been conclusively shown to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease. However, some evidence suggests that the same factors that put you at risk of heart disease may also increase the chance that you'll develop Alzheimer's. Examples include:
Assessment 1.1: understanding dementia
1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’.
Dementia is a term used to describe a collection of signs and symptoms that happen to the brain when it is affected by the progression of certain diseases such as vascular dementia (when brain cells die due to...
Research explain the following different manifestations of dementia:
Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder caused by a single defective gene on chromosome 4 — one of the 23 human chromosomes that carry a person’s entire genetic code.
This defect is "dominant...
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What is dementia?
If you, or a friend or relative, have been diagnosed with dementia, you may be feeling anxious or confused. You may not know what dementia is. This factsheet should help answer some of your questions.
The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is...
Dementia is a public health problem currently affecting 24.3 million people worldwide and it is estimated that there will be about 81.1 million people diagnosed with dementia by 2040 as the number of older people increase globally (Ferri et al. 2005). This paper discusses the types, symptoms...
Dementia and Memory Loss
By: Brett Barker
Date: August 9, 2009
Dementia and Memory Loss
In today’s world, there are many people that have been diagnosed with dementia or some sort of memory loss. Types of dementia include, but are not limited to, Alzheimer’s Disease, Lewy...
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consumption (15+), in litres of pure alcohol
Most significant of the possible long-term effects of ethanol. Consumption of alcohol by pregnant mothers may result in fetal alcohol syndrome.
The long-term effects of alcohol (ethanol) consumption range from cardioprotective health benefits for low to moderate...
Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201)
Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is
Explain what is meant by the term “dementia”
The literal interpretation of the word 'dementia' means deprived of mind.
Is usually taken to mean mental deterioration or group...
develop each year as the population ages and by 2050 a million new cases will be diagnosed annually. "Direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's and otherdementias amount to more than $148 billion annually," the group said in a statement. "A strategy to immediately confront Alzheimer's has the potential to...
Chapter 2: Background Issues in Healthy Ageing...........................................5
Impact of demographic change ..................................................................5
Three generations of ageing people .............................................
name, how old you are or when your birthday is. Imagine having to look at your children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and asking who they are. Imagine seeing the one you devoted your life to and them not remembering you. Imagine going to visit them every day and every time having to explain to them...
Dementia is the loss of intellectual and social abilities severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. For centuries, people called it senility and considered it an inevitable part of aging. It is now known that dementia is not a normal part of the aging process and that it is caused by an underlying...
communication requirements in own role
The learner can:
1.1 Review the range of groups and individuals whose communication needs must be addressed in own job role
Communication is more than just what we say. It is how we say things and what we understand from what is said to us. Communication...
Experience of Dementia
Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with
Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach
Understand the Role of Communication and Interactions with Individuals
who Have Dementia
Understand the Diversity of Individuals with Dementia...
experience of dementia.
Dementia comes in many different forms and can affect anybody no matter what age you are. It has being known to affect young people as well as the older generation.
I am going to look at the different types of dementia and explain what each one does and how it affects people...
Understand the neurology of dementia.
1.1 The causes of dementia are not yet fully understood but we do know that it is a deteriotation in mental functions which include memory, speach, judgement and orientation.The brain is a complex organ with over 100 billion cells. In dementia some of these cells stop...
Running Head: DEMENTIA: HOW AND WHOM DOES IT AFFECT? 1
Dementia: How and Whom Does it Affect?
COUNS 502 B-23LUO
Instructor: Dr. Richard Pace
Shelly M. Becker
March 5, 2013
DEMENTIA: HOW AND WHOM DOES IT AFFECT? ...