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describe a range of different techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia
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describe a range of techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia
Weegy: Understand the neurology of dementia Causes of dementia syndrome: Alzheimer’s disease; vascular dementia; Pick’s disease; dementia with Lewy bodies (Fronto-Temporal); Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD); Huntington’s disease Types of memory impairment [ commonly experienced by individuals with dementia: decline in memory, reasoning and communication; changes in behaviour; loss of skills; abilities which fluctuate; movement difficulties The way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with dementia: information processing – sensory input of sight, sound, attention; short-term memory; long-term memory; effects of different types of dementia on this process How other factors can cause changes in an individual’s condition that may not be attributable to dementia: the difference between dementia, depression and confusional states; sensory changes due to age-related degeneration eg macular degeneration and cataracts affecting vision, loss of hearing and increase of tinnitus affecting balance; reduced metabolism causing poor appetite; osteoporosis and fear of falling Why the abilities and needs of an individual with dementia may fluctuate: changes to the physical environment eg moving home, starting at a day centre; changes to the social environment eg changes in carers, loss of family or friends and social isolation, bereavement; changes to the emotional environment eg carers become stressed, experience of abuse; personal changes – changes in treatment, changes in medication, and changes in physical condition eg bacteria or viral infections, vascular changes, rapidity of onset of dementia. Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia The impact of early diagnosis and follow-up to diagnosis: quality of life, eg fear, feeling of lack of control, loss of dignity, loss of identity, lack of involvement, invasion of privacy, fear of losing own home, inability to communicate needs and ... (More)
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