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...
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
4. Describe how 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...
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...
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Depression can cause a person to be unable to retain any new information, they can become aggressive or withdrawn, as does a person with Alzheimer's, but with antidepressants and time they may be able to use their recall in time.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...
term memory loss
• Becoming withdrawn
10: Describe how 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...
. 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...
The learner can:
1.1.1 Describe howmemoryimpairmentcanaffect 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...
Explain how other factors can cause changes in an idividual's condition that may not be attributable to dementia.
Experiencing a loss or reduction in memory does not always indicate a form of dementia. There are other health conditions which could affect somebody’s level
of memory. An individual...
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...
discomfort and so may find it hard to communicate the fact that they are in pain.Pain can cause reduced concentration,increased memory loss,increased confusion,aggressive behaviour,sleep disturbance and depression.All of these will have an affect on an individualsability to communicate and interact...
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...
will enable others to have an insight into the needs and preferences of each person.
recording information and keeping it up to date will help everyone have a clear view on the individual and how they are doing.
19 Explain how values, beliefs and misunderstandings about dementiacanaffect...
reason, the ability to uselanguage, or the ability to see accurately the visual world (not because of eye disease), and
3. these impairments are severe enough to cause a decline in the patient's usual level of functioning.
* Cortical dementia: dementia where the brain damage primarily...
she fell over
•Approximately 4% of the population are either right hemisphere dominant or have bilateral language processing-----Role of the right hemisphere is unclear in the recovery of left-dominant individuals with aphasia
RHD can result in
1) neglect of all information from the left...
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...
primarily affects the patients’ memory, cerebral ability and behavior. With time, the disease drastically worsens until the patients are unable to care for themselves, becoming entirely dependent on a caregiver. Causes of the disease have been dissected in every which way, genetically and environmentally...
. describe how 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...
Understanding what each chemical does and is responsible for helps to explain how an individual with dementia (and damaged neurons) has difficult retaining and recalling information and memories.
1.4Many people believe that it is dementia causing a reduction or loss in memory, but this is not...