Dementia is the side effects including the decay of subjective capacities with coming about changes in practices that meddle in the capacity to work autonomously in ordinary life. Dementia is the indications of Alzheimer’s ailment. (cited by Dr Guy Proulx,2015) Alzheimer's disease is not just an ailment of perception. It includes behavioural and mental issues. Truth be told, capricious desire, neurosis, sound-related pipedreams, shouting, and unsettling are all components of the dementia, in Alzheimer's ailment.
Amnesia is the general term for a condition in which memory either stored memories or the process of committing something to memory is disturbed or lost. Amnesia may result either from organic or neurological causes or damage to the brain through physical injury, neurological disease or the use of certain drugs. It could also come from functional or psychogenic causes such as mental disorder, post-traumatic stress or psychological defense mechanisms. Many kinds of amnesia are associated with damage to the hippocampus and related areas of the brain which are used in the encoding, storage and retrieval of memories. If there is a blockage in the pathways along which information travels during the processes of memory encoding or retrieval, or if
With this type of Dementia, the symptoms can be very different due to how badly the blood vessel are damaged after having the stroke. ii. In the scholarly article, Risk Factors for Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer Disease, written by Phillip B Gorelick and publish in October 2004. It mentions that Vascular Dementia have terrible effects on the brain and your cognitive abilities. iii.
 Moreover, HD and PD differ in their symptoms. HD and PD are diseases that affect the movement of the body. Therefore, they can be diagnosed by detecting abnormal movements. If the patient diagnosed with rigidity that causes a condition of stiffness, inflexibility, and resistance to the muscle motion, it means that the patient has HD. The patient is diagnosed with PD only if chorea, a symptom where the patient experience involuntary movements and rapid motion, is observed.
Shaken Baby syndrome (SBS) is recognised as the most dangerous and elusive form of child abuse. Moreover, it is the leading cause of death and/or long-term neurological disability in infants younger than two years of age (Bechtel et al, 2011). SBS is caused by shaking and is considered to be completely preventable. Frustrated parents try to end a baby’s inconsolable cries by shaking the infant; while this works it has grave consequences. In this essay, I will firstly be describing what SBS is.
It affects numerous parts of you brain those including memory, language, vision, and behavior. The parietal lobe, frontal lobe and temporal lobe take damage from this disease. Alzheimer's destroys connections between the cell and the brain. To elaborate, Cells die in the outer layer called the cortex/Hippocampus. The outlook from Alzheimer's is rough, because it tends to get worse over
2014 Drogheda Institute of Further Education Rebecca McCormack CARE SKILLS 5N0758 Assignment Two Multiple Sclerosis “Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease, where the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.” - Wikipedia, 2014 People with MS can have neurological symptoms or signs; loss of sensitivity or changes in sensation such as tingling, pins and needles or numbness, muscle weakness, very pronounced
The human mind is more susceptible to injury and disease than anyone may be led to think. Since a person’s brain is so fragile, considering how important it is becomes even more daunting. After all, the brain, is the body’s ultimate controller, taking charge of even a person’s own desires and actions once it is compromised by injury, illness, or other ailment (Cahalan, 2012, pg.87). As much as the human race wants to believe they are in control, the truth is one event could drastically change
Repressed Memories The validity of repressed memories has always been one of the most fueled controversial topics. Repression will always be one psychological concept that haunts everyone. A repressed memory is a condition of amnesia in which memories have either been differentiated from awareness or were subjugated by motivated forgetting. They result from the pushing down of feelings and incidents into the unconscious that causes people anxiety and tension that our conscious mind cannot deal with. These memories are occluded because of their painful and horrendous nature such as sexual abuse.
The injuries that is critical in the areas such as thalamus and hypothalamus region will lead to the vascular dementia. Thus, people with vascular type of dementia tend to have disease of the blood vessels such as tobacco usage, high blood pressure, heart attacks, etc. Mixed dementia: Mixed dementia is another type of dementia, it is the combination of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia or in general it is the conditions where changes can be represented with considering more than one type of dementia which occurs simultaneously in the brain, thus this type of dementia causes 10% of dementia cases. The symptoms of this type of dementia is that it depends on the type of dementia that are occurred simultaneously in the brain but it may have the same symptoms of Alzheimer’s type of dementia. Dementia with Lewy
I have learnt that concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a direct blow to the head or an indirect blow to the body. The human brain is a very fragile organ that basically floats inside the skull.Cognitive problems after concussion includes headaches, concentration issues, memory problems and impaired mood. It was really sad to watch Mike Webster who was the ironman of the Steeler not being able to finish sentences during an interview and not being able to express himself. Personally, I think that this segment is sign of a symptom of a concussion. The two potentional congitive impacts of concussions are chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and paranoid disorder.
According to a site that specializes in providing information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, states that “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.” (Alzheimer’s Association) Whereas Alzheimer’s is a “Type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.” (Alzheimer’s Association) Generally speaking, one could imagine
Anterograde amnesia is a brain injury that can effect one 's ability to recall events or memories of what happened. When a person is having trouble remembering things they will often say that I can 't recall what I saw and I know it but it is not there. When dealing with an Injury or illness this Anterograde amnesia can take place after a tragic event and leave the person feeling like everything is feeling slower. There are symptoms that came with anterograde amnesia like learning to cope with new information they received. Some of the things that can cause Anterograde Amnesia is Short term memory loss.
Common findings are neurodefecits in the central nervous system (CNS) such as chronic neurologic demyelination and inflammation of the CNS, lesions found in the neural space of the person, and an inappropriate immune response (Borazanci et al. 2009). Loss of myelin in the CNS leads to inappropriate action potential activation in which the axons of the neurons become inflamed over time and potentially lead to axon damage and/or loss (Nickerson 2013). Nickerson 2013 also stated that this long term inflammation could be contributing to the long term disabilities associated with MS. Loss of myelin in the axons of neurologic cells lead to many things; one being the formation of astrocytic scarring forming on the myelin sheaths (Newlan et