1.1 Explain what is meant by the term ‘Dementia’
The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language. These changes are often small to start with but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to effect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.
1.2 Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia.
- The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia are
- Temporal Lobe — Responsible for vision, memory, language, hearing, learning.