Dementia And Alzheimer 's Disease

1923 Words Mar 30th, 2016 8 Pages
“I’m only sixteen, I am too young to be in a care facility!” That is just one of the many things a person with dementia might say. Many patients with dementia lose their memories of growing up and may think they are a child again. Or perhaps they think they are still at home and caring for their families. You could see why some dementia patients may be upset or have behaviors because of this. Not every person with dementia is the same, but most symptoms are similar. In the knowledge of health science there are four different types of dementia which are Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia and the Alzheimer’s disease. Questions about Dementia may still be unsolved about how this disease was originally derived, but what can be confirmed is that it is a chronic disorder of the mental process caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. Many people are unaware of what dementia is or what the symptoms are the most common types of dementia and the stages that person with dementia goes through.
The Alzheimer’s disease was named after Alois Alzheimer, a German physician who first noticed the illness in a female patient when her brain tissue began to alter. As he studied and tested the patient more and then the symptoms became more clear so he could then diagnose this new disease. Scientists and researchers ran more tests and later found out that there was an illness earlier in the stages of…
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