Support Individuals with Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities

Support Individuals with Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities
1.1 Explain the correlation between conditions and  
– disability
– gender  
– age
– ethnicity
– socio-economic status
There are many theories as to what may cause   but here’s one thing researchers know for sure: Womenare diagnosed with various forms of dementia,including Alzheimer’s, at greater rates than men. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association’s2011 Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figuresreport shows that 3.4million of the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s are female. Women just live longer. According to Malaz Boustani, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a center scientist with the Indiana University Center for AgingResearch, “Alzheimer’s disease depends so much on time. Men tend to die earlier, and therefore they have less prevalence ofAlzheimer’s. There is a mortality difference.” On average, a girl born in 2005 isexpected to live to age 80, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A boy born that same year is expected to live to age 75. Accordingto current consensus, that’s why more women tend to develop Alzheimer’s disease. They are simply more vulnerable to the greatest risk factor associated with Alzheimer’s: advancing age. Alzheimer’s also appears to affect men and women differently. Here are some ways in which the condition can present itselfinmen versus women: • Men withAlzheimer’s diseasetend to develop more aggression — physical, verbal, and sexual — than women do as the disease progresses. They also tend to   and perform socially inappropriate actions more frequently than women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. • Women with Alzheimer’s disease tend to become more reclusive and emotionally unstable. They hoard items more often than men do, refuse help more often, and exhibit laughter or crying at inappropriate moments. They also seem more vulnerable to   and to sufferingfrom delusions. • have found...