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Alzheimer 's Disease, And Vascular Dementia

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Abstract Dementia is considered to be discovered by a German psychiatrist by the name of Alois Alzheimer. This discovery was made during the process of his examination of a patient with unusual behavior. In that discovery he found similarities that are linked to having Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is known as being a slow, yet steady decline of one’s mental ability. The disease eventually becomes so severe that it will interfere with one’s daily living ability. This is not one specific disease, but a term used overall describing a wide range of symptoms associated with the declination in thinking skills, and memory. There are two major types of Dementia that are most commonly seen. These types are Alzheimer’s disease, and vascular…show more content…
1). It is often described as being a slow, yet steady declination of one’s mental ability that eventually becomes severe enough to interfere with one’s daily living ability. The illness is considered to be discovered by a German psychiatrist by the name of Alois Alzheimer. Dementia is not limited to one specific disease, but a term used as overall way of looking into a wide range of symptoms associated with decline in thinking skills, and memory. The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common serious problems that affect the quality of life for both the patients with such symptoms as well as their caregivers. BPSD present a major challenge in the medical management of patients and are the major cause of institutionalization. Alzheimer 's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia in Taiwan. A particular study shows that a systematic literature review on BPSD studies and found that Taiwanese patients with AD exhibit many of the BPSD. Studies showed that between 30% and 63% of Taiwan 's AD patients experienced delusion. Hallucination occurred less frequently, which ranged from 21% to 26%. Anxiety occurred in 35-76% of patients and depression 22-50%, sleep abnormalities 26-61% and 39-46%. The differences in the prevalence of BPSD might result from the different clinical settings and evaluation instruments. The
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