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Unit 533 Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia

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|533 |1.1 |There are many causes of dementia. Dementia is caused by changes to the brain; there are different |
| | |types of Dementia. Vascular dementia is caused when the brains blood supply is disrupted, the brain|
| | |does not get enough oxygen and brain cells die off. Lewys Body dementia is caused by lumps of |
| | |protein in the brain which interfere with chemicals of the brain
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Early diagnosis |
| | |opens up opportunity for treatments, for example with Alzheimer’s you can take drug which can slow |
| | |down the effects, but if in late stages of this disease then it will not be prescribed as it will |
| | |have no effect. The individual will have access to information resources and support and ensure |
| | |they fully understand their diagnosis before it progresses, this enables them to talk to family and|
| | |friends about the changes it may have on their life. Getting an early diagnosis also enables an |
| | |individual, carers and family chance to plan the future. |
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