Unit 14 Physiological Disorders

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Causes of sign and symptoms People with Alzheimer disease also develop deposits of protein and fibre that prevent the cells from working properly. When this happens, the cells can't send the right signals to other parts of the brain. Over time, brain cells affected by Alzheimer also begin to shrink and denature. Causes of sign and symptoms People with Alzheimer disease also develop deposits of protein and fibre that prevent the cells from working properly. When this happens, the cells can't send the right signals to other parts of the brain. Over time, brain cells affected by Alzheimer also begin to shrink and denature. How it affects the body body systems effected; Central Nervous System, Alzheimer disease is principally a…show more content…
Early stages symptoms include Language-struggling to follow a conversation or repeating themselves. Visuospatial skills-problems judging distance or seeing objects in three dimensions; navigating stairs or parking become much harder. Concentrating, planning or organising-difficulties making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequence of tasks (eg cooking a meal). Orientation-becoming confused or losing track of the day or date. Later stage symptoms include problems with memory loss, communication, reasoning and orientation become more severe. Surroundings- later stages of Alzheimer's disease someone may become much less aware of what is happening around them. They may have difficulties eating or walking without help, and become increasingly frail. Behaviour –they can develop behaviours that seem unusual or out of character. These include agitation, calling out, repeating the same question, disturbed sleep patterns or reacting aggressively. Problems with continence (incontinence) -lose control of their bladder in the later stages of dementia. Some also lose control of their bowels. This may happen all or most of the time, or may just be a case of occasional leakage. Signs and symptoms; Symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. The earliest symptoms are memory lapses,
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