M2A1 – Types of dementia: Vascular, Lewy Body and Alzheimer’s


Gain a clear picture and organize the details of what you’ve learned in this module, please write a 1-2pg paper that will address the following for the three most common types of dementia: Vascular, Lewy Body and Alzheimer’s:
What is the history of each? How far back was it first discovered? What conclusions were drawn about the particular dementia then, as compared to what we know today? What are the demographics of each? What is/are the identifying hallmarks of each? For example, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is plaques and tangles. What causes the dementia? (not the disease or condition but the dementia) Where in the brain does the deterioration begin? What is the average duration for each? Please be sure to use APA formatting when necessary, i.e. When citing, referencing others’ work. This assignment can be submitted in chart form if you prefer. Don’t forget to include a reference page (which is not included in the count of 1-2 pgs).
References that can be used Alzheimer’s Association (2016). Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s.
Dietmar, R., Thal, L., Tenenholz, G. & Johannes, A. (2012). Vascular dementia: Different forms of vessel disorders contribute to the development of dementia in the elderly brain

Experimental Gerontology, 47(11), 816-824. Miyoshi, K. (2009). What is “early onset dementia”?
Psychogeriatrics, 9(2), 67-72. Nazarko, L. (2011). Understanding dementia: diagnosis and development
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 5 (5): 216-220. Rabins P Lyketsos, C., 8. Steele, C. (2006). Practical Dementia Care. 2nd ed. New York, NY. Oxford University Press pg 43-75 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011). 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease: A Deeper Understanding. Progress Report. U.S.Preview the document Department of Health and Human Services. p. 1-42. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2015). 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s DisPAse Progress Report: Advancing Research Towards A Cure. Preview the document Department of Health and Human Services. p. 1-44, 52-55.

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