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Over the past 120 years the awareness of the diverse and complex conditions affecting the brain have increased to such an extent where it would now be highly unlikely to find unseen territory inside the brain Dr Alzheimer gave us the opportunity to fully explore the different areas of the brain allowing us to have a vast awareness of cognitive conditions The most disabling cognitive condition today Alzheimers disease was once considered a normal part of ageing It was believed that if one lived long enough such impairments were inevitable Steele 2010 Based on current research this essay examines and highlights the aetiology prevalence and current treatments for Alzheimers disease and Lewy body dementia as well as presenting a comprehensive examination of alterations in communication the unique aspects of care and the responses of clients family carers and nurses AETIOLOGY ALZHEIMERS Alzheimers disease was named after a German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer who first described the disease in 1906 Steele 2010 In 1901 Dr Alzheimer treated a woman who displayed symptoms of memory loss anxiety disorientation unusual behaviour and hallucinations Shives 2012 When his patient died in 1906 Dr Alzheimer conducted an autopsy on her brain and discovered senile plaques in the brain that he called neurofibrillary triangles as cited in Shives 2012 These neurological changes were identified as dementia of the Alzheimers type Shives 2012AETIOLOGY LEWY BODY DEMENTIAThis discovery empowered researchers to develop various different subtypes of dementia primarily according to the known or presumed etiological pathological entity or entities underlying the cognitive decline American Psychiatric Association APA 2013 p 606 Lewy body dementia LBD is just one of the many different subtypes of dementia It is considered the second most common late-onset of dementia that was first identified in the 1980s Mace Rabins 2011 LBD is an umbrella term for two related kinds of dementia dementia with Lewy bodies DLB and Parkinsons disease with dementia PDD Whitworth Whitworth 2010 The
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