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Practice meditation or relaxation techniquesSpend some time in nature whenever possibleAssessor Use Only:Correct Written ResponseCorrect Verbal Response (please provide notes)Further CommentsAssessor Declaration: By signing below, I declare that all of the above activities have been satisfactorily completed and that I have verbally authenticated these if required.Assessor NameAssessor Signature:DateAssessment Workbook| Version 2.0 February 2017 Page 16of 21
QUEENSFORD COLLEGECOMMUNITY SERVICESCHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementiaTask 2: Written ActivityAssessor InstructionsYou are required to research the following topics and answer the questions below.Portfolio contents must be organised in a logical sequence.The information you include in this portfolio should be typed and presented in a neat and tidy manner and attached to this workbookResearch and discuss the following manifestations of dementia. Do not use text from the provided Learner Guide. Alzheimer’s disease -Is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Symptoms:-Memory loss-Difficulty completing familiar tasks-Difficulty determining time or placeVascular dementia or multi-infarct dementia -It occurs when a series of small strokes causes a loss of brain function. Blood carries oxygen to the brain, and without oxygen, brain tissue quickly dies.Symptoms:-Confusion-Trouble paying attention and concentrating-Reduced ability to organize thoughts or actionsLewy bodies -Is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein call alpha-synuclein in the brain. These affects chemicals in the brain whose changes, in turn, can lead to problems with thinking,movement, behaviour and mood.Symptoms:-Poor regulation of body functions-Sleep difficulties-Movement disordersExcessive alcohol intake or Korsakov Syndrome -Is an amnestic disorder cause by thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency associated with prolonged ingestion of alcohol. This neurological disorder is cause by lack of thiamine in the brain and is also exacerbated by the neurotoxic effects of alcohol.Symptoms:Assessment Workbook| Version 2.0 February 2017 Page 17of 21
QUEENSFORD COLLEGECOMMUNITY SERVICESCHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia-Confusion and loss of mental activity-Loss of muscle coordination -Alcohol withdrawalFront temporal lobar degeneration (FLTD) including Pick’s disease -Is the most common form of dementia for people under age 60. It represent a group of brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain. FTD is also frequently referred to as frontotemporal dementia or pick’s disease.Symptoms:-Loss of empathy-Socially inappropriate behaviour-Lack of inhibitionHuntington’s disease-Is an inherited disorder that results in the death of brain cells. The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities. A general lack of coordination and an unsteady