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Dementia

 Dementia One member in my family was greatly affected by Alzheimer’s disease along with dementia later on. My great grandmother, Alberta Klaska ended up forming Alzheimer’s then formed Irreversible Dementia. I was able to interview her granddaughter, my mother, Debbie Weidman. Because of my mother’s nursing background my family would constantly look to my mother for guidance on how to handle Alberta. My family members have constantly contacted my mother...

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 Alzheimer’s Dementia Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to memory loss and changes in thinking and other brain functions. It usually develops slowly and gradually gets worse as more brain cells wither and die. Ultimately, Alzheimer's is fatal, and currently, there is no cure. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, a general term used to describe various diseases and conditions...

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Dementia

Schmidt, MIBC 112, Unit 2, Assignment Dementia Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which may occur in several areas of the brain. Dementia may affect people differently, depending on the area of the brain affected. The factors that causes this...

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Dementia

Types of Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia; accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Difficulty remembering names and recent events is often an early clinical symptom; later symptoms include impaired judgment, disorientation, confusion, behavior changes and trouble speaking, swallowing and walking. Hallmark abnormalities are deposits of the protein fragment beta-amyloid (plaques) and twisted strands...

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Dementia

with time.” (Buijssen,p15) Dementia is a ‘clinical syndrome characterized by loss of function in multiple cognitive abilities in an individual with previously normal intellectual abilities.’(Clare, p5) While dementia is a worldwide problem that has no cure, very few people recognize and understand the four major forms of it. The most common forms of dementia are Vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Alzheimers disease. Vascular dementia is a decline in thinking skills...

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Dementia

PAYAL SHAH DEM 301 UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS AND EXPERIENCE OF DEMENTIA WHAT ARE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA Alzheimer's disease – The possible risk factors are increasing age, possible genetic link, being female and Down's syndrome. Symptoms: word finding problems, forgetting how to do everyday activities, confusion, forgetting names of people, places and appointments , mood swings and withdrawn. Vascular dementia – possible risk factors lifestyle( lack of exercise, too much alcohol...

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DEMENTIA

DEMENTIA Dementia diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), have a large impact on the everyday life of persons affected, their spouses, and the staff involved in their daily living (Borell, 1992). For example, the cognitive dysfunctions resulting from dementia diseases interfere largely with the performance of most activities of daily living (ADL) (Bäckman, 1992). Consequently, an urgent need exists to develop programs supporting everyday occupation for persons with dementia. Occupational therapy...

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Dementia

Dementia Introduction Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction (in Latin 'dementia' means irrationality), which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads in long term need for care. Many diseases can result in dementia, the most common, Alzheimer's disease (Dementia.com, 2007). Description of DementiaDementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Dementia symptoms may include asking the same questions...

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Dementia Awarness

Dementia awaress essay 1.The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.The term ‘dementia’ is often misunderstood and some people use the terms ‘senile’, ‘dementia’ and ‘Alzheimer’s’ interchangeably, thinking that they are one and the same thing. 2.Key functions of the brain that are affected by...

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Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia Dementia is not a disease but a group of conditions resulting from a disease such as Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia or a group of symptoms which may result from age, brain injury, confusion, difficulty in performing day to day or familiar tasks, changes in personality, mood and behaviour. Dementia is a condition in which there’s a gradual loss of brain function, it is a decline in cognitive/intellectual functioning. Dementia causes permanent and progressive damage...

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