Dementia PDF 1_20 - Disorders of Aging and Cognition...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Disorders of Aging and Cognition Presented by Ashley Meinhardt Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Aging • “Slow psychological death” • 13% of the US population is over 65 • By 2030 this will become 20% or more Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 2
Stress in Late Life • Unique stressors – Major biological changes – Susceptibility and proneness to illness – Loss of career/social role – Loss of family members – Loss of friends – Isolation Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Something to think about… Fewer than 20% of older Americans with mental health problems actually receive appropriate mental health services!!!!!! Why?? -cautiousness/stigma -somatic symptoms Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 4
Dementia What do you know about it??? Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Definition of Dementia • DSM-IV-TR: Disorders characterized by the development of multiple cognitive deficits that are due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition, to the persisting effects of a substance, or to multiple etiologies. Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 6
In normal language, please! • A group of disorders that share symptoms of cognitive deficit but may have different causes • 5 main types of dementia – Alzheimer’s Type – Vascular Dementia – Substance Induced Dementia – Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Dementia due to a general medical condition Friday, January 15, 2010
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY psy1000 taught by Professor Cico during the Fall '09 term at Brevard Community College.

Page1 / 25

Dementia PDF 1_20 - Disorders of Aging and Cognition...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online