Short-term memory loss can be part of Dementia progression but one must Rule out underline causes. Looking at the case study. Mrs A plan of care, requirement would include drawing on the expertise of her GP. Underline causes such as “A urinary tract infection (UTI) can cause an elderly person to become confused, undernourished, dehydrated, depressed; and can cause severe memory loss. Urinary tract infections are common in dementia patients” (DeMarco,
With poor treatment and lack of attention the illness could potentially deteriorate the mind and body to death. As many symptoms can occur it is not unusual for the symptoms to change over the course of time. And most of the time the symptoms worsen in most peoples cases. Having an eating disorder doesn’t always mean you will be super
In this report I will discuss both the Social and Medical Models, define their pros and cons and give a short reflection on my own opinion of the two models in everyday use today. Both the medical and the social models of disability describe how they see disability and how they feel disabilities and those suffering should be treated. Both models have very different views on the causes of, how disabilities should be taken care of and by whom and both have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to caring for those with disabilities. Medical Model As the name suggests The Medical Model of disability mainly looks at the many varying causes of disabilities and searches for treatments within a structured, procedural and, some would say, very clinical manner. The Medical Model finds issues though rigorous testing done by specialists and relies on a definite diagnosis of a patient who can then be treated with medical and rehab.
Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists often work in the same clinics and see people with similar problems, but there is a clear difference between them. Clinical psychologists' key role is to consider what the science of psychology tells them about how to help with the problem. And psychiatrists' key role is to consider what the science of medicine tells them about how to help with the problem. They are each able to do this because the first stage in training as a clinical psychologist is a degree in psychology, whereas the first stage in training as a psychiatrist is a degree in medicine. So if you are depressed, for instance, a psychiatrist is best placed to help you think about whether a biological treatment like antidepressant drugs may help.
Addiction breaks down key parts of the brain that helps people survive (Biology 1). It can also affect the decision-making center in the brain (3). When someone is not under the influence, he can feel anxious or stressed. At this point, an addict consumes a substance not for pleasure, but for relief. This can suggest that taking that first drink can be a choice, but then it develops into a habitual disease.
People that have less sleep can be at risk. Getting enough rest is also important, if people don’t get sleep they will not have rest which will cause people to be tired and drowsy. Sleeping is very important in life because it helps fuel our body. Sleep have many benefits, but if we don’t get enough sleep that could give bad health issues. In Source #1, it states “Bad sleep habits and long-term sleep loss will affect your health.” This proves that not sleeping according to you age will affect your health.
For examples, for elderly patients, primary care doctors can warn them about the importance of exercising regularly and controlling diets, so as to prevent progression of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. By altering life style, patients’ risk of suffering from chronic illnesses will be reduced, this can lower the burden of public hospitals in handling with chronic illnesses. Primary care doctors have the ability to analyze and decide whether the patients require a referral to specialists. Instead of referring the patients that are hard to handle immediately, primary care doctors should treat the patients with their utmost effort if they have the ability to treat the patients. Some doctors are not fulfilling their own roles nowadays, they are not treating patients if they found the conditions are complicated and take long time of following up, they will rather referring to specialists than treating it themselves, this will increase the burden on the specialists service.
The major signs and symptoms of depression in the elderly such as Empty feeling, sadness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, social withdrawal, isolation, loss of appetite and repeated thought of death and suicide. Depression in older adults and elderly is often linked to physical illness. Symptoms of depression can also occur as part of medical problems such as dementia. The causes of depression in the elderly are mainly due to the physical and biological changes of the elderly that can put at risk for depression. The causative factors that contribute to depression in older adults
Some days it can be as insignificant as a broken nail and other days it can be almost as bad as a broken leg. Mental disorders can affect your day to day routine and can make life seem impossible. Different people can be affected in various ways. However, some of the common symptoms are affected behavior, perception, mood, social interactions and thinking (ourhealthyminds.com). Another thing about having a mental illness is that you need a routine to help you get through the days.
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
.1 Multiple conditions and/or disabilities could include a combination of factors relating to: • Sensory loss after a stroke may have lost some senses such as touch, speech or even in severe cases the sense of swallowing. • Physical health- They may have arthritis which could then not help with their physical health leading to not being able to move around causing depression. • Mental health- They may have lost their memory which could mean they may not recognise family, or be serverly depressed and struggle with daily life activities. • Physical disability • Learning difficulty/disability- Some examples could be people not being able to walk and eat solid foods which could affect their emotional state and mental state of mind. • Emotional
These type of dementia occurs about; this occurs due to the short-term memory loss. The other problem will be visual-spatial areas, reasoning, judgement and insight. Hippocampus is the region where it gets affected by Alzheimer’s disease, not only that there will be
They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org). To the right is a picture showing the ages of people affected by Alzheimer 's. Based on this graph, the most affected age is
“A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the normal functioning caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury” (Owens, 2015). People who suffer from a TBI may have trouble with speaking or understanding language. According to Kathleen bell MD from the “living with traumatic brain injury video”, They may have “problems with double vision difficulty with moving about the most common problems that people have and this stretches across mild to more severe brain injuries is problems with thinking and problems with managing behavioral emotions” (Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury, 2012.) There are three main types of brain injuries: contusion, axonal injury, and bleeding in the brain. A contusion to the brain is essentially