Dementia defined by the same dictionary is the ‘progressive loss cognitive function, usually associated with old age or brain disease’ (pg. 91). This disease affects many aspects of living a productive successful life for those who have this disease. The terrible behavioral and neurological symptoms of this disease also impede on the lives of family, friends or those around who must become care takers, making it a disease that greatly affects many peoples’ lives. Exploring and researching the cause and progression of this disease, rate at which one deteriorates, ways to slow the disease from progressing, options for coping and living with the disease and more are all avenues to explore throughout this academic report, providing a full understanding of Alzheimer’s/dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder which kills the brain cells, causing memory loss and cognitive decline. This leads to severe psychological impairments which changes how people think, behave and other complications such as paranoia, disorientation and unprovoked aggression. These psychological impairments reduce people’s functional ability and therefore reduce their quality of life. People with Alzheimer’s disease often suffer from fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite and visual impairment. They are more likely to develop infection, such as pneumonia and bladder infections.
However, a stroke occurring in any portion of the brain can also lead to aphasia. Particularly after stroke, patients experience a phenomenon known as Global aphasia. Global aphasia is the most severe type of aphasia and patient’s are usually unable to recognize any words and are not able to... ... middle of paper ... ... would be able to target the specific areas of this patient that are incapable of producing language and could then look into those specific regions of the brain to discover what it leading to these defects in processing. Intensive therapy would also be required to enhance the patient’s language abilities and general speech abilities. Works Cited Davis, G. Albyin.
This destruction causes memory failure, personality changes, and problems carrying out everyday functions. Alzheimer’s especially attacks the memory. A victim in the later stage of the disease can... ... middle of paper ... ...and Glaucoma. Web. 08 Nov. 2011. .