In an article by Alzheimer’s Association it mentions that many experts who study this type like to call it “Vascular Cognitive Impairment” because it better explains the idea that your vascular thinking skills can change and it can either be small or serve. Also, in this article it mentions that Vascular Dementia is account for 10 percent of cases and that is remains underdiagnosed even though it is considered common. B. Symptoms i. With this type of Dementia, the symptoms can be very different due to how badly the blood vessel are damaged after having the stroke.
For instance, Tortorice (2014) says, “Studies have suggested that napping nurses suffer from less fatigue than non-napping nurses” (p. 3). In my paper, I will be sure to take information such as the quote I just previously stated and the many solutions the author provided and incorporate
She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
Inside your brain is a small region called the amygdala. It is like a gatekeeper to your attention. When you have emotions that help your attention such as confidence, joy, pride, curiosity, etc., amygdala put your attention to accessible and it makes learn easier to do. On the other hand, when you have emotions that unhelpful your attention such as discouragement, fear, embarrassment, boredom, frustration, etc., amygdala put your attention on lockdown and it prevents learning. When you get closer to the core where the amygdala lives, your brain is like an animal and it can shut that all down because the animal parts of your brain deal with the most basic survival instincts.
INTRO/BACKGROUND Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative condition in which an individual may experience executive dysfunction, impaired memory, depression, apathy, poor impulse control, suicidal tendencies, and ultimately dementia, has come to attention in recent years (Baugh et al. 2012). Currently the disease is not diagnosable until the individual has passed away and symptoms often mimic those of other neurodegenerative conditions. With that being said, CTE is a problem that has no way of being detected, let alone a cure. As CTE is being more extensively researched, it has been found that the cause is much broader than documented concussions.
On the days when you use drugs or alcohol do you usually have three drinks/doses or more? (pg.5) These are one of the question Allison answers while taking a quiz out of a magazine at her daughter Eloise's doctors office waiting room. As she answers she is making excuses in her head as to why she would take two vicodins and a percocet. Thinking about if those pills would count as a single dose. They call them back to a room where Eloise
For instance, a nationally representative study in the U.S. found influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates to be lower among Black nursing home residents compared to Whites, indicating potential racial disparities in the reception of preventative care (3). Blacks are also more likely to be admitted to poor quality nursing homes than Whites (4). There also tend to be racial disparities in psychosocial wellbeing among nursing home residents, as determined by lower social engagement among Blacks versus Whites (5). These statistics are particularly alarming provided that the proportion of Blacks aged 65 and older who live in nursing homes has increased dramatically, while the number of Whites in nursing homes has reduced (6).
This happens toward the end of life and it is the not eating that kills them because the Alzheimer’s had destroyed the brain to that point. The beginning of Alzheimer’s of forgetting where something is or the name of someone you just met, is also normal memory aging, but beyond that is memory problems that only happen because of another factor, most likely Alzheimer’s
Federal law prohibits unnecessary use of restraints and specifies that some reasons for using restraints are unacceptable. Nursing facility staff may not use restraints to: punish or discipline a patient, make patient care easier or more convenient, substitute for other activities or treatment, permanently control the patient. Currently, about 10% of nursing home residents are restrained. This is a huge drop from before 1990, when nursing homes used restraints on 30-40% of their patients (Gastmans, C., 2006). Fortunately the right practices and training, nursing homes can reduce their amount of restraints even
HD deteriorates an individual’s mental and physical abilities during their most productive years of life and it has no cure. In the later stages of the disease, full time care is required for the patient, with existing non-drug and pharmaceutical interventions being able to relieve a majority of its symptoms. It is interesting to note that the disorder has a higher probability of affecting individuals of Western European decent compared to those of African or Asian ancestry and it affects both men and women (Ross and Tabrizi
Dementia is a lack of or serious decrease in cognitive abilities caused by the death of brain cells (Whitworth 2). Some physical symptoms of LBD include, motor dysfunctions such as choking, repeated falls or fainting, muscle stiffness, tremor, and stooped posture (10). LBD also has mental symptoms such as depression, hallucinations, and anxiety ( 10, 11, 43). Causes of LBD include, microscopic Lewy bodies in the cognitive and motor areas of the brain (8). LBD is incurable at the moment, and the only way to prove someone has LBD is with a brain autopsy (9).
The research that has been done is very limited and narrow and lacks data on older African Americans. In the future, additional research on African American disparities in palliative care is imperative to find the central problem and establish concepts to help minorities to receive better quality care when suffering from advanced illnesses. I do agree that there is a lack of care for African Americans who suffer from severe illnesses because the mortality rate for African Americans’ are higher than Whites, although whites may have more diagnoses. There is a great need for better palliative care in order to eliminate health disparities for African
Dementia is not a specific illness. It 's an overall term that describes a range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to cut a person 's ability to do everyday activities. Alzheimer disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
Eldercare and Eating Safely The National Institute of Health reports that nearly 48 million Americans get sick each year from eating contaminated food. The illness is seldom fatal, but seniors are not only at greater risk of becoming ill from contaminated foods, but they are at greater risk of severe complications. The two best-known causes of the illnesses are the E.coli and salmonella bacteria. One of the reasons seniors are at greater risk for food poisoning is that their stomachs do not produce as much stomach acid as they did when they were younger. This makes it more difficult for the body to kill the harmful bacteria.
Can the Mental Health Care System Be Improved in Treating the Unemployed? Can the Mental Health Care System Be Improved in Treating the Unemployed? The issue of unemployment has been a heavy topic of American politics for decades, with both political parties debate on how to lower the unemployment rate and offer assistance to those who cannot find jobs. These political efforts were not in vain; the overall unemployment rate has gradually decreased over the past seven years. However, the length of unemployment has remained constant over the same time period, with little fluctuation and even a slight increase in recent years.