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Dementia is a loss of brain function that affects memory, thinking and behavior and is common in old age.
There are more than 342800 Australians living with dementia This  number is expected to increase as the aged population increases.
Your GP is the first person to contact if you have any worriesabout your health. If your GP suspects dementia, you are likely tobe referred to a memory clinic or specialist. Specialists who seedementia patients include old age psychiatrists, geriatricians,neurologists, clinical psychologists and...
I've heard you have to GTFO and cease living. That's the general gist of it anyway.It should be pretty self explanitory from that point onwards.
Insight impairment also known as Dementia is considered a damage of intellect, personality and memory in clear awareness. It can occur in any age but is most prevalent in the old age. It can be controlled by reduction of aggression and chances of arguments.
Rosa Parks had dementia for a few years before she died and died with it
Dementia can be a contributing factor in death because a person  with dementia may do something dangerous like walk into traffic or  forget to take medication.
Tom Kitwood, suggests that people with dementia, have six psychological needs: attachment, love, comfort, identity, inclusion, and occupation.
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The type of green vegetable that protects against dementia and Alzheimer's disease I believe is asparagus.
To be effective,  all adult children of the elderly person should contribute their  fair share to dementia care, whether that be in the form of  financial assistance, quality time, or assistance with daily living  activities. One person should be appointed as the main point of  contact while...
theyre brain is unable to thnk. Like theyre brain has shrunk
no Actually people with dementia can be held accountable. This does not mean all dementia suffers can or will be held accountable. Some have a very mild form and have a reasonable understanding of right and wrong, and some have severe dementia and probably would not even be able to recall such an...
Explain what is meant by the term 'dementia.'
I'm afraid that there aren't any specific treatments for dementia patients with phobias, so the main way in which you could treat the sufferer is by using the techniques already available: - Systematic Desensitisation: Gradual exposure to the trigger until anxiety has decreased enough to cope or has...
Actually, there is something called alcohol dementia that is caused by excessive alcohol intake over many years.
Current research would suggest that children cannot develop Dementia. It appears to be most prevalent in the ages of 65 and over. However there is a condition known as Early Onset Alzheimer's which has been shown to develop as early as 30 years of age. For further information, please refer to the...
Yes, you can get a type of short term dementia from lack of sleep, however this is not the same thing as the dementia associated with long term deterioration that the elderly display.
No, not according to tradition. He was the wisest of men (1 Kings  ch.3).   In Ecclesiastes, which many believe to be written towards the end  of his life, he took the position of a 'skeptic' saying such things  as 'vanity, vanity, all is vanity.' Certainly as an exceedingly  rich and...
To ensure that as health and social care workers we adapt the environment etc to the person with the disability rather than the other way around. If someone has a physical disability we alter their environment, such as, providing a lift or a ramp, so that the person can function in a 'normal' way....
Yes. You can work with the phone company to give her only a restricted list of numbers she can call. Typically this might be 3 or 4 relatives and friends plus 911.
"Multi-Infarct Dementia" means the brain has sustained many or numerous (multi) injuries, generally through Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) or Strokes, which has produced dementia. It basically means many areas of the brain have small or even tiny areas that cannot transmit nerve signals and...
I would say start by reading everything you can about the subject. Look in your local public library, it's very helpful. Ask your doctor to recommend some good reading materials on dementia.
I think it's probably a form of a phobia, some people have terrible fears that haunt them all the time. You might talk to your MD about it or a psychologist.
Dementia does not spread. Much like our brain grows from the time we are born it begins to deteriorate when we get closer to death. Some deteriorate faster than others. This can be genetic or hereditary. Some parts of the brain will deteriorate faster than others. In some cases the motor skills will...
A neurologist is the best choice, but in case of old-age dementia you could look for a gerontologist too.
There can be several conditions that produce what you describe- ONE of them may be Huntington's Disease.
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Lewy body dementia (LBD) is not a single disorder but a spectrum of disorders involving disturbances of movement, cognition, behavior, sleep and autonomic function. When diagnosing Lewy body dementias, please use the following ICD-9 code combinations: * dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) 331.82 - ...
    Quick summary:   identity   inclusion   occupation   attachment   comfort
How do I go about getting conservatorship for my sister with depression and bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, as well as Dementia. I am her only living relative, her brother.
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Person's with dementia do need much support, probably some professional help or nursing assitance. Additionally, older persons, including those with dementia, need physical exercise, as well as to keep an active mind, before it goes too far. Television is not of benefit to many older persons, or...
  Alzheimer's is one of many types of dementia.   The term dementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Dementia symptoms may include:   * becoming lost in familiar places  * being unable to follow directions  * asking the same questions...
The same as any other human. Adl's (activities of daily living). Food,showers,protection from harm. But all done with much patience and understanding.
Any so-called "answer" to this question would be subject to opinion and is probably much too broad to be addressed on this venue with any finality.However, the following is offered as a response;Chemical or electrical subduing agents are deployed against ANY individual whose violent struggles are...
No, there is no cure. Treatments are aimed at psychiatric manifestations of the disease (e.g. depression).
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Most often, dementia begins in the elderly (aged 65+). It is possible to have symptoms of dementia at younger ages though, in your middle ages. For more information on dementia, please visit the related links.
The variable nature of dementia can impact your dealings with a client because it can make it harder to control negative feelings around them making your performance poor.
Many illnesses may develop with dementia caregivers, such as hypertension, depression, anxiety, common colds...you name it, you can get it! I think the biggest thing I see in caregivers is they stop taking care of themselves! This leads to stress and depression that doesn't have an avenue for...
Dementia is not related to midlife crisis.
not that I've seen in the literature, but we have a relative who may be affected by this concern.
AIDS dementia is a disease that destorys the white matter of the brain
The prognosis for dementia depends on the underlying disease. On average, people with Alzheimer's disease live eight years past their diagnosis, with a range from one to twenty years
There is no known way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, although several of the drugs under investigation may reduce its risk or slow its progression
  The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's type dementia, there are other types such as Lewy Body and Vascular
You don't 'get' dementia like you get a cold. There are many causes of dementia, Alzheimer's dementia being the most common. There is also vascular dementia that is caused by having a stroke due to high cholesterol/triglycerides. There is a genetic connection to dementia, so if you have a family...
Yes. In most countries you can only be prosecuted if you have the mental capacity to understand the charges. Someone with advanced Dementia or Alzheimer disease would not be able to pass this test. However, depending on the charge the court proceedings may still continue with a view to placing the...
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disease that is often mistaken for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, as they are very similar. The earliest symptoms of LBD differ from that of the latter, but will eventually end the same way. Symptoms include: dementia, hallucinations, fainting,...
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an individual with dementia may have memory problems and this may lead to forgetting if they have eaten or when they last ate dementia can also cause depression thus the individual may lose appetite
According to the Alzheimer's Society there is no conclusive medical or scientific evidence of a link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is an advanced form of dementia, making Alzheimer's worse than dementia.
Genetics Age High blood pressure Smoking Excessive alcohol consumption Certain medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
AMNESIA dementia !) means:loss of memories. !) means:loss of mental functions. 2) types:neurological\\organic amnesia & 2) types: lewy body dementia, psychogenic\\dissociative amnesia. vascular dementia. 3) causes: damage to limbic system of brain, 3)causes:stroke,toxic reactions to which...
It all depends on the severity of their condition. Some senile dementia patients have quite lucid times when they understand what they're doing. It is a matter of degree and medical opinion and whether the deed is vulnerable to challenge. It all depends on the severity of their condition. Some...
Dementia is not only troubling for the patient, but also causes increased caregiver burdens (and can be costly to families which must either provide care directly, or pay for care).
Herpes doesn't cause dementia.
First the Brain and then speech and muscle control. Google it you will find a lot on it that may help you. Good luck.
They are support and help out there when you are dealing with a loved one with dementia. It is very challenging and difficult when you don't have the support and knowledge of the the disease. Reorientation is very helpful. As well as there are several new medications out there nowadays that can help...
No I do not think so. Dementia and Alzheimer's is more similar.
Dementia affects 7% of the general population older than 65 years and that incidence increases with age to 30% of those age 80 years and older. Autopsy results in the United States estimate that LBD accounts for 10-20% of dementia cases
it is difficult not to misdiagnose FTD as Alzheimer's disease. However, one study found that a word fluency test may be the best method of differentiating FTD from Alzheimer's disease
Multi-infarct dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people after Alzheimer's disease, accounting for up to 20% of all progressively worsening dementias.
Psychological manifestations of LBD predominantly include: delusions, false beliefs, or wrong judgments held to be true despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary visual hallucinations
The signs and symptoms of LBD stem from a multi-factorial cause of disrupted bidirectional (two-way) information flow in neurons, especially those located in the frontal lobe
Diagnosis most often involves the non-destructive imaging of the brain by means of computed tomography (CT ) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal blood clots or the characteristic damaged regions
functional imaging with single photon emission CT or positron emission tomography may be better at identifying FTD in its early stages, showing decreased blood flow to the frontal and temporal lobes.
The blockage interrupts the flow of blood to regions of the brain (a stroke ), which, if sustained, causes the death of cells in numerous areas of the brain.
Tests that can be performed in the doctor's office include taking a blood pressure reading, recording the heartbeat (an electroencephalogram, or EEG), and obtaining blood for laboratory analysis
These symptoms appear in a stepwise manner, from less to more severe. As well, the initial symptoms can be so slight as to be unrecognized, disregarded, or rationalized
Multi-infarct dementia is one form of dementia that occurs when small blood vessels in the brain are blocked by blood clots or fatty deposits.
The root cause of multi-infarct dementia is usually small blood clots that lodge in blood vessels in the brain, which results in the death of brain cells.
LBD is a slowly progressive chronic disorder. However, the rate of progression may be faster than in Alzheimer's disease. The disease is fatal from complications of poor nutrition, swallowing difficulties, and immobility
Most patients die within two to 10 years after diagnosis, with median survival at three years from diagnosis and six years after symptom inception. Death is usually due to infection or from body system failure.
The outlook for people with multi-infarct dementia is poor. While some improvement in mental faculty may occur, this is typically of short-term duration. Over longer time, mental decline is inevitable
A family history of either AD or cerebrovascular disease may provide clues to the cause of symptoms. Simple tests of mental function, including word recall, object naming, and number-symbol matching, are used to track changes