Behaviour in Dementia and Appropriate Dealing


1.What is Dementia?
2.Couses and diagnose of Dementia.
3.Dealing and prevention.

    The term ‘dementia’ is often misunderstood. This is not a disease or illness in itself, it is use to describe arrange of signs and symptoms which involve a progressive decline in a person’s mental abilities, namely the ability to remember, make rational judgements and communicate. This decline is the result of damage causes to the brain by specific diseases:
                        -Alzheimer’s disease,
                        -Vascular dementia,
                        -Dementia with Lewy bodies,
                        -Fronto-temporal dementia,
                        -Korsakoff’s syndrome and other.
      Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. A definite diagnosis of the causes of dementia may only be confirmed at post mortem or in very rare instances, through a brain biopsy.
    The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist consultant.
    Assessment can include conversations with the person being diagnosed and those close to them, a physical examination, memory testes an/ or brain scans.
    The Mini Mental State Examination( MMSE) is the most commonly used for complaints of memory problems or when a diagnosis of dementia is being considered.   Becaming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia. Memory loss can be an effect of ageing. It can also be a symptom of stress or depression. In rare cases dementia-like symptoms can be caused by vitamin deficiencies and/ or a brain tumor.
    Dementia is progressive and degenerative- meaning the symptoms will gradually get worse. As more and more brain cells are damaged or die, the more difficult day-to day life becomes for the person with a dementia.

What are the symptoms of dementia?
1.   Memory loss- is the most common...