by Erik Silver and Katy Hart
What has research found to help people with advanced dementia and how do people/groups help people with dementia?
(Most dementia's cause memory loss and problems with other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life).
Brain cell- a nerve cell in the brain.
( Dementia destroys brain cells which causes memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior serious enough to affect work and hobbies).
Progressive- favoring or promoting progress.
(Most forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's diseases is a progressive disease)
What is Dementia?
What are the symptoms?
People may experience:
Cognitive: mental decline, memory loss, disorientation, mental confusion, inability to speak or understand, making things up, confusion in the evening hours, forgetfulness, or inability to recognize common things.
Mood: anger, loneliness, apathy, mood swings, nervousness, or general discontent
Behavioral: lack of restraint, irritability, personality changes, aggression, or wandering and getting lost.
Psychological: hallucination, paranoia, anxiety, or depression.
Sleep: sleep disturbances or difficulty falling asleep.
Muscular: unsteady walking or inability to combine muscle movements.
Also common: restlessness, tremor, falling, trembling, leaking of stool, difficulty swallowing, or jumbling of speech.
Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. The damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When this occurs, thinking, behavior and feelings can be adversely affected. This can occur in individual regions in the brain (for example, memory, judgment and movement). When cells in a particular region are damaged, that region cannot implement its functions normally.
Treatments for Dementia
How governments deal with dementia
Many countries are realizing the value of detecting dementia in patents early because of this it is becoming a more important health policy at the national governments of France, Spain, the United Kingdom and sub-national governments in countries such as in Canada, Sweden and the United States. How people diagnosed with dementia vary with what countries people live in. For example, health care systems in Australia and the UK have developed complex and detailed strategies and programs to meet the specific needs of persons with dementia, their families and caregivers. Whereas, some other countries do not.
How people handle people with Dementia
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