Research into different types of dementia

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What is dementia: Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life such as Memory loss. There are different types of dementia Alzheimer’s disease,vascular dementia, pick’s disease, dementia with lewy bodies,creutzfeldt-jakob disease,huntingdon’s disease. Although Alzheimer’s is the most popular type of dementia with 55% however most dementia have similar signs and symptoms for example memory loss and confussing. A person with dementia will receive care from many different people across the NHS and social care. Although these dementias may be similar, there are clear symptoms that set them apart.

Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, Alzheimer's has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues although current Alzheimer's treatments cannot stop Alzheimer's from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their family and friends. Decreased memory, reasoning and ability to care for ones self that makes a person unable to function. It is a kind of dementia that occurs with damage to the brain with aging. Alzheimer disease can't be prevented but it can be prolonged by keeping our memory in shape. So, read as much as you can, solve crosswords, learn new things and new skills. Because with nursing the vitamins, sedatives and hypnotics are the only methods for treating the disease. Although Individuals with Alzheimer's may easily recall their name, year of birth and the address of a home they lived in many years ago, yet they may also think the current year is 1956,also an individual with Alzheimer's who was normally kind and courteous in the past may become increasingly rude.

Signs and symptoms:

Loss of abstract thinking someone with Alzheimer's disease may lose the ability to draw conclusions and solve problems.

Disorientation people with Alzheimer's disease can become lost on the street where they live, forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get back home.

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Lack of initiative a person with the disease may become passive or unmotivated,sitting in front of the television for hours, sleeping more than usual and not pursuing his or her usual activities.Language problems  people with Alzheimer's disease often forget simple words .

Misplacing items a person with Alzheimer's will put things in unusual places, such as an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.

Mood Swings  Rapid mood swings,from calm to tears to anger .

Personality changes a person with Alzheimer's disease may have a severe personality change, becoming extremely confused, suspicious, fearful or dependent ...

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