Treatment must begin in a timely manner. The specifics of treatment depend on the etiology of the edema. Surgery may be needed if the edema is caused by tumors, abscesses and/or hydrocephalus. Causes such as diabetic ketoacidosis, stroke and malignant hypertension may require aggressive medical management. Sometimes medication may be used in treatment of interstitial cerebral edema in order to reduce cerebrospinal fluid production in chronically increased intracranial pressure.
iii. According to the Mayo Clinic’s article, Frontotemporal Dementia, says that it is normally misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem and it states that this type of dementia normally occurs at a younger age than Alzheimer’s does and it is commonly between the ages of 40 and 45. B. Symptoms i. Many people who have FTD have changes in their behavior, become impulsive, and lose their ability to speak.
NOW WHAT (modifying future outcomes) At this level, the role of Anticoagulant team has its major part in treatment of Mr Moore plus NMC’s other patients, and also the colleagues of Anticoagulant management. This aspect makes sure the optimal level of Anticoagulant therapy by evading offensive risks of haemorrhage. The reflection case exemplifies to reflect the decision that I made is so perfect but in future if I had sufficient time I could ask patient’s general practitioner for the authorisation if he or she could fund new oral anticoagulants. The prescribed medicines influence patient’s behaviour by taking medicines and improve adherence. 7 steps of safe prescribing with respect to NMC standards It is stated that the entire process to prescribe or not is assumed as a complex aspect method that wants different many factors, which is considered before that all significant piece of paper that is all given to the patient by prescribing the pyramid of steps and process that may help in prescribing either nurse or midwifery, in that way he or she would be responsive of all bases, which has been enclosed (Stahl,
Well, according to Mayo Clinic’s page titled Alzheimer’s disease – symptoms and causes last updated December 30, 2017, genetic factors such as your family history, having Down syndrome, or even your gender can create a risk for Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Similar to other diseases like, say, cancer, having family members who have it can increase your chance of getting it, though specific genes have been difficult to truly pin. 2. For those with Down syndrome, a gene contained in the extra chromosome increase the risk.
They used engram cells in the hippocampal dentate gyrus. This finding implies that the cause of Alzheimer's is memory retrieval problems, rather than a problem with the engram cells. These findings demonstrate that not only can optogenetics potentially reverse the effects of Alzheimer's, but that it can also help researchers learn more about the disease. Scientists have hitherto found that reduced dendritic spine density in neurons is linked to memory loss in Alzheimer’s Disease. Previous studies have found that long-term potentiation, which is the strengthening of synapses by repeated action (ncbi), can be induced with optogenetic methods.
Through my life time improvements have been made to the technology to test for concussions. I believe this will be a major reference point in the future, when my generation will be the first that attempted to attack the issue. First it is important to know what a concussion is. A concussion is a traumatic injury to the small tissue of the brain. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative and fatal disease that has different stages. The disease having an emotional, physical, and financial impact on both the person affected with the disease, and the person 's family. Early diagnosis is the key to fighting the disease. As the population of elderly people grows, the problem of Alzheimer’s disease is only getting bigger. Although fatal, early
Self-Transcendence in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Application of Theory to Practice Abstract The middle-range nursing theory of self-transcendence may be applicable to individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Full cognitive ability may not be necessary for the essential principles of this theory to be implemented. The theory can offer guidance to families and health care providers in attempting to facilitate a meaningful aging process. A case scenario of an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease demonstrates how family and caregivers can initiate interventions based on the theoretical concepts. Paraphrase of Abstract Vitale, Shaffer, and Acosta-Fenton (2016) make the case for the utilization of the theory of self-transcendence by
V. Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo biloba is regularly utilized for memory issues as it enhances blood stream to the brain and thus helping it work better. It has been found to enhance memory and thinking in those struggling from dementia and Alzheimer's issues. In any case, as the study stated in the Journal Human Psychopharmacology, it may not be helpful for enhancing memory in healthy
Obviously, the clinician must weigh the risks and benefits of a homeopathic intervention especially in situations when there are demonstrably effective conventional treatments and when the patient is either acutely psychotic or suicidal. There are several limitations in that study, as presented by the author, and only larger, double-blind, controlled, trials can provide answers to the questions that arise when using homeopathy in the treatment of disease, in general, and in psychiatry in particular. (Davidson,
There are numerous parts for cardiovascular ultrasound throughout potentially cardiotoxic cancer treatment regimens. Primarily, prior to potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy, echocardiography can safeguard that patients do not already have diminished cardiac function. Subsequently, throughout chemotherapy, cardiovascular ultrasound can monitor ventricular function to eliminate chemotherapy-induced dysfunction. Preceding, the follow-up treatment, cardiovascular ultrasound can regulate new symptoms that are potentially caused from cardiac disease. Initial discovery of diminished ventricular function permits adjustments in the chemotherapy regimen, either by increasing the break amid doses or by reducing the total cumulative dose of a theoretically toxic agent.
One of the objectives of the study is to compare other treatment studies and clinical experience to establish if antidepressants medication decrease depressive episodes. The study shows an update list of approved medications for Bipolar disorder. The approach for antidepressants is controversial, the study reveals the antidepressants benefits in lessening depressive symptoms, but for short-term treatment only. This article, published by Medscape, provide a comprehensive review and clinical information about the topic that help health professionals to maintain an up-to-date
There are different types of dementia and are described as follows: Fig 1.2 (a) different types of dementia with their percentages There are different types of dementia are Alzheimer’s, vascular, mixed, dementia with lewy’s body and frontotemporal dementia etc. and there are other types of dementia too such as AIDS dementia, Parkinson’s dementia etc. The Alzheimer’s is most common form of dementia. Let us describe the each of them in detail: Alzheimer’s dementia: Fig 1.2(b) area of brain affected and cross-section that is seen from the front in Alzheimer’s dementia. These type of dementia occurs about; this occurs due to the short-term memory loss.
Shrinking of the hippocampus is often associated with aging, and is one of the first signs of Alzheimer 's disease. When one obsessively uses GPS when navigating, and not using their hippocampus in everyday tasks, this will result in accelerated shrinking over years. Problems with memory and spatial orientation can take place with too much dependence in GPS usage.
Understanding the effects of concussions on brain activity is key to developing assessments and preventing future injury. Current assessments rely on symptom inventories or other clinical measures that are lacking in accuracy. Athletes’ safety is at risk without subjective measures to diagnose and evaluate recovery from a concussion. With further research, brain imaging techniques like EEG could be used to evaluate concussions