You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
outline the medical model of dementia
The medical model characterises dementia by global cognitive impairment, which is associated with deterioration in functioning and, in many people, behavioural and psychiatric disturbances. Although most prevalent in people over 65, [ the condition can develop in younger people. There may be differences in aetiology and other characteristics between these two groups, and it is important to
recognise this because patients may benefit from different approaches (Harvey et al, 2003). There are four main types of dementia: * Alzheimer?s disease (AD) accounts for 60% of all cases and is characterised by ?plaques? and ?tangles? in brain structures that lead to the death of brain cells. It is progressive, affecting more parts of the brain over time; * Vascular dementia (VaD) accounts for 15?20% of all cases and is caused by a problem in the supply of blood in the brain; * Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) accounts for 15?20% of all cases and is caused by small protein deposits in nerve cells that block chemical messages in the brain; * Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) accounts for 5% of all cases and is a progressive degeneration of the frontal lobes of the brain. Many people, especially older people, will present with a ?mixed dementia?, which is a combination of two or more of the above types. source: - ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: outline the medical model of dementia

Weegy: The medical model characterises dementia by global cognitive impairment, which is associated with deterioration in functioning and, in many people, behavioural and psychiatric disturbances. Although most prevalent in people over 65, [ the condition can develop in younger people. There may be differences in aetiology and other characteristics between these two groups, and it is important to recognise this because patients may benefit from different approaches (Harvey et al, 2003). There are four main types of dementia: * Alzheimer?s disease (AD) accounts for 60% of all cases and is characterised by ?plaques? and ?tangles? in brain structures that lead to the death of brain cells. It is progressive, affecting more parts of the brain over time; * Vascular dementia (VaD) accounts for 15?20% of all cases and is caused by a problem in the supply of blood in the brain; * Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) accounts for 15?20% of all cases and is caused by small protein deposits in nerve cells that block chemical messages in the brain; * Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) accounts for 5% of all cases and is a progressive degeneration of the frontal lobes of the brain. Many people, especially older people, will present with a ?mixed dementia?, which is a combination of two or more of the above types. source: - ]
sharpies|Points 3115|

User: describe how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia , and level of ability and disability

Question
Asked 8/31/2011 11:10:36 AM
Updated 4/11/2012 8:16:32 PM
2 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating
1
Medical model of dementia;
Dementia as a clinical syndrome is characterised by global cognitive impairment,
which represents a decline from previous level of functioning, and is associated with
impairment in functional abilities and, in many cases, behavioural and psychiatric
disturbances.
Added 4/11/2012 8:16:32 PM
Comments
i canot afford to pay for answers thank you
Added 10/7/2011 3:38:27 PM
Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
outline the social model of dementia
Weegy: The medical model characterises dementia by global cognitive impairment, which is associated with deterioration in functioning and, in many people, behavioural and psychiatric disturbances. Although most prevalent in people over 65, [ [ the condition can develop in younger people. There may be differences in aetiology and other characteristics between these two groups, and it is important to recognise this because patients may benefit from different approaches (Harvey et al, 2003). There are four main types of dementia: * Alzheimer?s disease (AD) accounts for 60% of all cases and is characterised by ?plaques? and ?tangles? in brain structures that lead to the death of brain cells. It is progressive, affecting more parts of the brain over time; * Vascular dementia (VaD) accounts for 15?20% of all cases and is caused by a problem in the supply of blood in the brain; * Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) accounts for 15?20% of all cases and is caused by small protein deposits in nerve cells that block chemical messages in the brain; * Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) accounts for 5% of all cases and is a progressive degeneration of the frontal lobes of the brain. Many people, especially older people, will present with a ?mixed dementia?, which is a combination of two or more of the above types. source: - ] ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 8/31/2011 10:55:22 AM
0 Answers/Comments
25,951,973 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 751 [Total 822] Ratings 4 Comments 711 Invitations 0 Offline
S
1
L
Points 594 [Total 1428] Ratings 3 Comments 564 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
P
Points 568 [Total 3823] Ratings 0 Comments 568 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 130 [Total 130] Ratings 0 Comments 130 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 58 [Total 285] Ratings 0 Comments 58 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
Points 46 [Total 3862] Ratings 0 Comments 46 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 40 [Total 45] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 4 Offline
S
Points 15 [Total 15] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 1 Offline
S
L
C
Points 11 [Total 4491] Ratings 1 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.