Understand the process and experience of dementia
The term Dementia Syndrome is a combination of conditions, also known as Mixed dementia. Recently autopsies showed that up to 45 percent of people with dementia showed signs of having both Alzheimer's and vascular disease. Other contributing factors can be motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke in the brain or a brain disorder. Outcome 1.2, 1.3 :
Individuals with any type of dementia are usually affected by some form of memory impairment, the most common are;
Frontal lobe, which affects planning, judgment and self-control. The frontal lobes are also involved in motor control, including the ability to form speech.
Temporal Lobe, which affects behaviour particularly aggressive, face recognition, short term memory, selective attention and locating objects.
Occipital lobe, which controls reading, and visual processing and finally the parietal lobe which affects their academic skills, awareness of body parts, hand eye co-ordination, tactile perception and visual attention.
No two people with dementia will be affected in the same way, even if they have the same diagnosis, because each brain is unique. If one part of the brain is not working, it can affect the brain as an entire system, it can cause confusion, hallucinations, delusions, false beliefs and the individuals reality can drift in the to past.
Outcome 1.4 : Occasionally other factor can affect an individual that are not part of dementia at all, these can be age, poor physical health, poor sensory health i.e. blind or deaf, taking medications and the side effects of those medications.F has been taking risperidone for a number of years, and one of the long term side effects is drug induced Parkinsonism, which includes movement disorders, unfortunately as it is not a brain disorder Parkinsonism usually doesn't respond to dopamine treatments like Parkinson's does.
Outcome 1.5 : An individuals