Unit 1- human lifespan development - Dementia

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Dementia
- Describes symptoms associated with damage to the function of the brain, such as memory loss. -A progressive disease; more parts of the brain are damaged over time.
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What can cause dementia?
A stroke can cause Dementia; when the brains blood supply is restricted, brain cells begin to die.
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Alzheimers
- Most common cause of dementia. - Proteins called plaques and tangels build up in brain --> shortage of chemicals in brain which affects the transmition of signals.
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Effects of Alzheimers disease; Early stage
- Decline in short term memory. - Difficulty completing routine tasks. - Impairment in thinking/ problem solving.
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Support for Alzheimers disease; Early stage
- Informal help with everyday tasks. - Medication. - Counselling. - Memory clinics.
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Effects of Alzheimers disease; Later stage
- Language impairement. - Lack of judgement. - Emotional outbursts. - Changes in behaviour. - Agitation.
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Support for Alzheimers disease; Later stage
- Community/ specialist nurse visits. - Respite care. - Medication. - Support in the home with personal care.
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Effects of Alzheimers disease; Final stage
- Unable to recognise family members. - Unable to feed or care for self. - Lack of control of bodily functions. - Almost total loss of memory. - Death.
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Support for Alzheimers disease; Final stage
-Residential/ hospice care. - Personal/cntinence care. - End-of-life care.
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A stroke can cause Dementia; when the brains blood supply is restricted, brain cells begin to die.

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What can cause dementia?

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- Most common cause of dementia. - Proteins called plaques and tangels build up in brain --> shortage of chemicals in brain which affects the transmition of signals.

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- Decline in short term memory. - Difficulty completing routine tasks. - Impairment in thinking/ problem solving.

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- Informal help with everyday tasks. - Medication. - Counselling. - Memory clinics.

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