The purpose of the study is to examine the curative effects of aromatherapy in dementia. Twenty eight elderly people were involved in the study, out of which seventeen patients had AD. The patients and their families were provided with detailed information regarding the methods and purpose of the study and informed consent was obtained. Patients with AD were diagnosed by the DSM-IV18. After a control period of 28 days, aromatherapy was performed over the following 28 days, with a wash out period of another 28 days. The study used rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning, and lavender and orange in the evening. To determine the effects of aromatherapy, patients were evaluated using the Japanese version of the Gottfries, Brane, Steen
There are high levels of public interest in the various
complementary and alternative therapies available today.
Many people with dementia, and those who care for them, are
interested in using these therapies as alternatives or additions
to their conventional treatments, often due to the perceived
benefits that they may bring and the image of being ‘safe’ and
‘natural’. This factsheet explains what complementary and…
experience of dementia
Understand the neurology of dementia
1.1 Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome
Fixed cognitive impairments are due to a single event. Traumatic brain injury may cause generalized damage to the white matter of the brain or localized damages. A temporary reduction in the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain may lead to this type of dementia. A stroke or brain infection can also be the cause of dementia. Excessive alcoholic intake results in alcoholic dementia. Use of…
psychological symptoms in dementia
People with dementia may develop behavioural and psychological symptoms including restlessness, aggression, delusions, hallucinations, apathy and sleep disturbances. This factsheet looks at the different types of drugs that can be used to treat these symptoms if non-drug treatments have not worked. It explains when and how they should be prescribed and what the side-effects might be. Other psychological symptoms that people with dementia may develop include depression…
A comprehensive review of the mental health problems and needs that are characteristic of patients who suffer behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Alois Alzheimer’s 1901 case report decribes a woman who presented with ideas of jealousy toward her husband as her first apparent sign of illness. Soon, rapidly worsening cognitive deficits were noticeable; she was profoundly disorientated, showed signs of purposeless hyperactivity, demonstrated hoarding behaviour ,at times she had paranoid…
that accounts for more than 60% of all dementias (Lewis, 2011). “Early-onset Alzheimer's is an uncommon form of dementia that strikes people younger than age 65” (“Alzheimer’s disease,” 2011). Early AD usually results from cerebral arteriosclerosis. Late onset AD usually occurs after age 60; it is the most common type ("Alzheimer’s disease,”2011).
“The risk of having AD increases greatly with age. About 10% to 12% of the population will have dementia by the time they are 65 years old (“Alzheimer’s…
By Bailey Eede
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A case study of Benjamin Jones (BJ)
Benjamin Jones (BJ), a 72 year old man who has been diagnosed with dementia has to have frameworks and legislations in place which are used to help individuals with dementia. Many dementia patients are often susceptible to abuse, either financially, physically or emotionally. This case study will be carrying out a review on BJ and assessing the different ways he can be supported and protected. There…
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term loss of the ability to think and reason clearly that is severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning. For the diagnosis to be present it must be a change from how the person was previously.
The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (75%). Other forms include: Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, normal pressure hydrocephalus…
HSC Core 1: HEALTH PRIORITIES
Critical Question 1 - How are priority issues for Australia’s health identified?
Measuring Health Status
Role of Epidemiology
The collection and analysis of the data used to make this assessment is known as Epidemiology.
Measures of Epidemiology
• Morbidity: The rates, distribution and trends of illness, disease and injury in a given population.
• Mortality: The number of deaths for a given cause in a given population, over a set time-period…
Ultimately studies show that Quercetin is more effective affect in treating oxidation (Heo & Lee, 2004) (Noroozi, Angerson, Lean, 1998) however if used together often have a synergistic effect (Heo & Lee, 2004) (Prabu, 1997). Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi won Nobel Prize for research relating to the combined effects of Vitamin C and Quercetin who found positive results on patients with blood vessel problems only when the two antioxidants were combined, as opposed to Vitamin C alone. Prabu et al. demonstrated…