Alzheimer 's a form of Dementia is often misdiagnosed and confusing for patients, families, and caregivers. The two have some similarities they both affect the brain but in different areas and doctors still do not know much about either disease. Dementia affects the communication and the performance of day-to-day activities. Alzheimer 's affects the part that controls thoughts, memories, and language. When someone is diagnosed with dementia are often being diagnosed for a set of symptoms they are experiencing.
This is when the patients may start acting frustrated, angry and wandering off. Damage to nerve cells in the brain can make it difficult to express thoughts and perform normal routine tasks. The final stage is the late stage. In the final stage of this disease, individuals lose the ability to respond to their environment, to carry on a conversation and,
A stoke is a serious illness that is unfortunately, common in the United States. A stroke can also go by the name of a brain attack or a cerebrovascular accident. A stroke can come about when there is an interruption in the blood flow to the brain because, a blood vessel is blocked, or there is a rupture (Atchison & Dirette, 2012, p. 128). There are various different etiologies of stokes. The first, and most common type of stroke is Ischemic.
The symptoms are loss of memories, difficult controlling and impulsive. This disease eventually leads four types of disease such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer 's, Dementia and Huntington’s. Parkinson’s affects the central nervous system eventually leads to triggering in the hand. Alzheimer 's is a disease that affects the memory and important mental functions. Dementia is when a person think a lot which interferes with their daily functions.
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.
Many of the remaining neurons contain Lewy bodies. At the later stage, the symptoms of DLB include poor reasoning, memory loss; possibly, difficulties with movement and problems with attention. 2) Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) – a type of DLB diagnosed in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A majority of them later suffer from PDD. The disease negatively affects memory, speaking, reasoning
INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injuries are a complex, multi-factorial condition with an array of symptoms and associated disabilities, which presents an issue with establishing a single definition. In 2009, the Concussion in Sport Group (CSP) strove to establish a broad yet accurate definition of traumatic brain injuries (Len and Neary). According to the CSP, the four qualities of traumatic brain injuries are, “a direct blow to the head with an impulsive transmission to the head, rapid onset of short-lived (or long term) neurologic dysfunction, neuropathologic changes but clinical symptoms reflect a functional disturbance rather than a structural one, graded set of symptoms that may include loss of consciousness… resolution of clinical and cognitive
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.
After facing trauma, the brain is unable to properly process the information in the amygdala and hippocampus in a normal way, later causing distress during consciousness (Cohen, 2006). Brain studies have shown higher activity in the amygdala and hippocampus in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. The amygdala is involved with fear and individuals who go through a traumatic event, and there is evidence that this structure becomes hyperactive. The hippocampus is involved with the brain forming memories, and there is evidence that this structure losses volume (Cohen,
This will happen because judgment is often affected. They will start losing interest in hobbies or activities. Not being able to complete normal tasks is another sign of early dementia. People with early dementia will show confusion in remembering faces, finding the right words, or interacting with other people. They will struggle in following the story line.