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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Describe how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia and level of ability and disability?

In fact, Dementia is not a disease but a set of symptoms which decreases the ability to think, memory and communication skills of human beings. It also declines the skills that needed to carry out daily activities. There are many causes of dementia. Few  are :
·         Alzheimer’s disease
·         Vascular disease
·         Lewy body disease
·         Frontotemporal disorders
·         Parkinson’s disease
·         Trauma
·         Huntington’s disease
Depending on the form of dementia people’s ability and disability fluctuates. It is not necessarily to think that people with dementia are always forgetful. Like, people with Fronto-temporal dementia are very less forgetful than Alzheimer disease. Their memory remains intact but their personality and behaviour noticeably changes.
Dementia with Lewy bodies interrupts the brain’s normal functioning and affect the person’s memory, concentration and speech skills. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson’s disease such as tremors, slowness of movement and speech difficulties. People with vascular dementia may suffer from incontinence or seizure where other types of dementia may not affect those.
However level of ability and disability depend on individual’s age and condition of dementia. People who are living with dementia in earlier age such as 60’s-70’s are less dependable than people living with dementia at the age or over 70’s or 80’s. People have different stamina in different ages. So, their ability and disability fluctuated and level of support are varied as well.
* You may find out more if you research all types of symptoms that relates to different types of dementia.

2 comments:

  1. Case Study 2
    You are later asked to speak to another social care worker who has had difficulties helping an individual using
    the service to make choices and to challenge decisions they don’t agree with. There is a suspicion that the
    social care worker has also been trying to impose their own views on the individual.
    In the role play or written account, you must:
    • Describe a range of approaches to help individuals make informed choices.
    • Describe different ways to help an individual challenge decisions made by others (such as medical
    practitioners, social care workers and family members.)
    • Explain the possible consequences if the personal views of others (such as medical practitioners, social
    care workers and family members) are allowed to influence the choices an individual makes.

    Can you help me with my case study please

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  2. hi! Answer of this question will be very long. I won't be able to publish exact answer of this question in my blog. But I can give you an idea how to start with and what you may put in. please follow....
    Start writing 4-5 sentences about individual's right of their own choices and views. Such as... everyone has right to express their views and make their own choices. Nobody should interfere in one another's preferences and choices unless there is any significant risks or harm to others.....also you may mention one or two sentences of GSCC which is related to control over their lives and preferences.
    Then start with different paragraph describing a range of approaches which is ...asking individual's preferences,providing services according to their preferences unless there is any risks involves, studying individual's biography, asking their family and friends, providing menu for food, providing interpreting services as necessary, encouraging them to contribute towards their care plan.
    Another paragraph, challenging any decision is not very easy. Before you challenge you need to justify advantages and disadvantages of that decision. What risks involves in that decision and what are you proposing. avoid verbal challenge. Put in writings and challenge via appropriate authority.
    Possible consequences: stress, sleepless, anxiety, aggresive, withdrawn etc.

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