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Dementia . By: Kailie Glanovsky. What is it?. It affects: Memory Thinking language judgment behavior Many people with this disease feel alone. Causes. What can lead to dementia: Parkinson’s disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Huntington’s disease Progressive super nuclear palsy.

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dementia

Dementia

By: Kailie Glanovsky

what is it
What is it?
  • It affects:
    • Memory
    • Thinking
    • language
    • judgment
    • behavior
  • Many people with this disease feel alone
causes
Causes

What can lead to dementia:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Progressive super nuclear palsy
treatment
Treatment
  • Some causes can be revered or stopped if found soon enough.
    • Brain tumors
    • Metabolic causes
    • Chronic alcohol abuse
  • Psychotherapy or group therapy usually does not help because it may cause confusion
types of dementia
Types of Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease: over time more brain cells fail and slowly you will decline mentally.
  • vascular dementia (multi-infract dementia) : Lots of tiny strokes occurs which cuts off blood supply to parts of the brain. Good control of blood pressure, good diabetic control and avoiding cigarettes can help slow progress.
  • Lewy body dementia: may be very sensitive to effects of some used to control behavior.
  • Alcohol related dementia: people with this should give up drinking completely to stop the diseases progression.
prevention prognosis
Prevention/prognosis
  • Reduce risks of vascular dementia which is caused by small strokes by quitting smoking and controlling high blood pressure and diabetes. Mild cognitive compartment do not always develop dementia
  • Thyroid problems, depression, infections, vitamin deficiencies can be mistaken for dementia. Ask your doctor for a full medical assessment.
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Try not to get frustrated with them.
  • Make sure they know that you are there to help.
  • Don’t make them do anything they don’t want to.
facts
Facts

December 28, 2008

  • 5% aged 65 and 20% those over 80 will get dementia.
  • Dementia is not caused by stress,
  • Not caused by infectious diseases,
  • Not caused by too little or too much mental activity.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Pictures:
    • http://www.seniorhomecareinformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/1302460870-41.jpg
    • http://www.healthwiki.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dementia-treatment.jpg
    • http://assets.treesd.com/images/healthtree/articles/ht_dementia_old_age_symptoms_0210_01.jpg
    • http://www.seniorhomecareinformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/1275274813-61.gif
  • Information:
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001748/
  • http://www.alzinfo.org/12/articles/diagnosis-and-causes-110
  • http://www.webmd.com/brain/features/understanding-dementia-symptoms
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