Informative Speech On Dementia

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I. Just imagine waking up one morning and not knowing or remembering anything you did yesterday or the past years of your life? Well that’s what people who have dementia go through. They cannot remember who their kids are or anyone around them. II. Dementia effects your memory and a person’s ability to achieve a normal everyday task and activities. a. Like speaking to someone b. Remembering a person’s name c. And the ability to pay attention to what is going on around you II. Today we are going to look at three different types of Dementia which are Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia. Transition: The first most common type of Dementia we are going to talk about is Alzheimer’s. 1. According to the CDC article about …show more content…

Vascular Dementia can occur after a person has a stroke due to major blood vessels being blocked. iii. It also causes your thinking ability to decline by not allowing vital oxygen and nutrients to your brain cells. iv. 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. 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. The vessel damage due to have a stroke like cause can make the person has uncontrolled laughter and crying spells. iv. Other symptoms include the person having trouble making decisions and having a sudden burst of …show more content…

FTD A. What is FTD i. Frontotemporal Dementia is caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brains frontal or temporal lobes. ii. The nerve cell damage cause loss to many function in the brain regions effected. 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. ii. In the article, Dementia and Its Implications for Public Health, written by the CDC and published in April 2006, FTD can cause a person to become very inappropriate with their language and sexual behavior. It can also cause older adults to have trouble reading and writing. iii. Story Treatment iv. There is no cure for Frontotemporal Dementia and no way to slow down the process. v. Medicines like Trazodone and Zyprexa can potentially help with the behavioral changes the person may endure but it increases the chance of

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