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Practitioner Values in Dementia - Portfolio 1
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Topic Name of the Student Course Name of Professor Date of Submission Dementia is a manifestation of symptoms reflective of disorders affecting the brain. Those that have suffered dementia are unable to think accurately and dysfunctions in their supposed normal daily activities (Alzheimers.org, 2013a).
1). It will also look at values and government legislations as ethical basis for healthcare. People with dementia are losing their memory, especially those that are aging (US National Library of Medicine, 2012, p. 1). The dysfunction in their brain has serious effect to their memory and their ability to communicate. Though this illness is common among elderly, but this is not normal for all of those that are aging (US National Library of Medicine, 2012, p. 1). Whitehouse, Price, Struble, Clark, Coyle, and Delon (1982) explained memory loss of patient with dementia and Alzheimer based on evidences indicating that the nucleus basalis of Meynert, a distinct population of basal forebrain neurons, is the source of cholinergic innervation of the cerebral cortex (pp. 1237-1239). Post-mortem research illustrated the profound reduction in the presynaptic markers for cholinergic neurons in the cortex of patients with Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type (Whitehouse et al., 1982, pp. 1237-1239). ...
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