Outline The Social Model Of Dementia

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Dementia Please answer the following DEM201 Dementia awareness Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is The learner can: 1. explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ ? Dementia – is the chain of signs and symptoms which effect the human brain. As a result of this changes in the brain occur which are irreversible. These changes lead to memory loss, difficulty in planning and learning, confusion and changes in behaviour. 2. Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia ? ( what is the main symptom of Dementia and how does this affect a person ? ) There are 4 main parts of the brain. Each part of the brain is responsible for different systems in our body. - Frontal Lobe …show more content…

outline the medical model of dementia Medical models of Dementia concentrate on the clinical base and how the changes occur in the brain. “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” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55480/ 2. outline the social model of dementia The social model of Dementia is based on human disability. This model is based of what the person is unable to do because of their barrier and disability or impairment cognition. 3. Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability ? People who suffer from Dementia lose their ability to do a daily task. They are unable to do shopping, prepare meals, deal with bills and money. They can forget to lock the door, turn off the cooker or water. They may have difficulties with their mobility and coordination. Person who has a disability experiences this same problem. Outcome 3 Know the most common types of dementia and their causes The learner can: 1. list the most common causes of dementia …show more content…

Lewy body dementia –memory loss, hallucination, difficulties with mobility, muscle stiffness, shaking and dizziness, problems with sleeping. Frontotemporal dementia – persons behaviour and mood are changed, difficulties with communication. 3. Outline the risk factors for the most common causes of dementia ? There are lots of factors which could cause dementia. Those who have someone in the family with Dementia are at a higher risk of developing Dementia because Dementia can be in the genes and those genes are passed to the next generation. Someone with Downs Syndrome is also at high risk of developing Dementia in earlier years of life. Others factors which could cause dementia are: Stroke, Diabetes, High cholesterol, smoking and alcohol-Korsakoff’s Syndrome. 4. Identify prevalence rates for different types of dementia.? According to WHO – World Health Organisation “there are 47.5 million people affected by Dementia worldwide and there are 7.7 million new cases every year” Alzheimer’s Society publish the report on Dementia and how many people are affected in UK Age Female% Male%

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