Visual Implications Associated With Dementia

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Visual implications associated with dementia



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In the following proposed study, we will analyze and examine the visual implications which are associated with dementia and its various types. The primary focus of the study is to examine what kinds of vision problems occur in patients affected with dementia. The research study adopts the secondary research method for the purpose of data collection and analysis. Moreover, they have also analyzed and conducted and experimental design. In the end the research study also provides adequate recommendations and suggestions for future research and also provides implications for the study.

Table of contents




Chapter 01: Introduction2

Background Of The Study3

Rationale Of The Study3

Research Aims And Objectives4

Research Questions5

Limitation Of The Study5

Chapter 02: Literature Review6


Prevalence Of Dementia6

Impact Of Dementia8

Types Of Dementia9

Alzheimer Disease9


Epidemiology & Risk Factors11


Visual Implications In Ad13

Primary Ocular Functions13

Visual Psychophysics14

Eye Movements15

Complex Visual Functions15

Lewy Body Dementia16


Risk Factors17


Visual Problems In Lewy Body Dementia18

Visual Hallucinations19

Visual Fields19

Eye Movements19

Complex Visual Functions19

Dementia Affects The Role Of The Optometrist20



Many researchers have conducted studies which have stated that more than 75,000 people in United Kingdom are affected with dementia. The statistics by health care professionals have also stated that this figure is going to increase by 1,735,087 by the year 2051. The statistics has also revealed that out of 20 people who are above the age of 65 are affected with any of the form of dementia. The statistics have also shown that more than 40 percent of people above the age of 80 are affected with dementia. Dementia is defined as the loss in any of the mental functions in senses such as language, visual and memory. The studies have also stated that dementia is not a disease but is referred to as the set of symptoms which causes other diseases and physical conditions. The various well known diseases which cause dementia in people are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia

Background of the study

Many studies have been conducted which have stated that dementia is referred to as the serious loss of global cognitive ability which occurs in an unimpaired person. This is also referred to as static, which is the result of any kind of unique injury. This often results on long term decline which usually occurs due to damage or disease in the body (Harding, 2006, pp 59). The studies have stated that although dementia is much common in the geriatric population, it can also exist before the age of 65. In such cases, it is referred to as early onset dementia.

The studies have mentioned that dementia is not considered to ...
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