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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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