Alzheimer’s disease is a life changing disease that affects the individual living with the disease, as well as the families of these individuals. Therefore, it is imperative to delve deeper into a disease that is rapidly affecting the lives of the elderly. Some of the most important questions asked in research studies are: Who gets Alzheimer’s and what causes it? How does one care for a person for Alzheimer’s and what type of assistance is available to the caregivers? What options are available for families for end-of-life decisions?
Skin breakdown can be prevented by turning Mr. J every 2 hours and by propping with pillows side to side. Skin assessments should be preformed frequently on this patient to assess for breakdown. Patients with dementia may not be able to verbalize pain. When the daughter observed the redness, it should have been reported to the nurse in charge. Most CNA’s do not have the knowledge to assess the skin breakdown to know the proper treatment plan.
QCF Health and Social Care Level 2 Unit 241 1.1 It is important to recognise that individuals with dementia have unique needs because their needs are probably more complex than a person without dementia’s needs. A person with dementia requires around the clock care with personal care, feeding and activities such as remembrance games etc. 1.2 The best way to help carers understand the unique needs and preferences of a dementia sufferer Is to give them sufficient training enough to understand the effects of dementia and the changes it inflicts on a person. 1.3 There have been a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to people understanding dementia. Until recently people have dismissed dementia as a mental disease that a person gets and should be left in a mental asylum.
Challenges such as cancer, heart disease and cardiovascular illnesses can be extensive, some lasting even for years. Furthermore, the elderly are then faced with difficulty performing even basic tasks such as dressing, bathing and eating for themselves. As a result, these conditions often put the elderly in jeopardy for other psychological behaviors as well. A report by the Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association (JAMA) (1996) outlines this in a compelling theory that in many cases, feelings of hopelessness, which most often will accompany alcoholism, may be more important than depression. Expert Dr. Y. D. Coble (1996) exemplifies this concept in a persuasive article written in (JAMA).
However, children and young adults can also experience this disease as a result of number of rare diseases and conditions. For example, in Batten Disease, unfortunately, Alzheimer’ disease can be observed in many facets, many age ranges, in many different aberrations. The intensity ranges from mild to almost extreme of the worst possible. This disease seems very difficult to treat in the world of Batten disease accompanied with all the paroxysm and psychological issue that the children are going through. (Taylor, Richard 2007) Some of the reasons that why awareness is important for parents about this disease are 1) Low awareness results in higher medical costs 2) Awareness facilitates timely medical arbitration 3) Awareness diminishes disgrace and further facilitates timely intervention 4) Awareness of risks involved can lower the incidence of this disease 5) Awareness speeds up scientific progress.
This disease has changed many lives and has had major impacts on the people being diagnosed with the disease. I would love to know are there any medicines that will help stunt the disease as well as stop this disease. Works Cited : “Alzheimer’s disease” Ringman M. John, Sally A. Frautschy www.Alzheimer’s.about.com/od/what is alzheimer
Falls in the elderly can cause all kinds of injuries and are responsible for many of the brain injuries older adults. Falls are the primary cause that older adults are admitted to hospital and this increases the need for medical services. The older the person is the more likely the fall will end up in death, the need to be in a long-term care facility or be put in a nursing home to recover. Not only does a fall cause physical problems but it can cause psychological issues for the individual. The fall itself causes the older adult to develop a fear of falling and impacts their everyday life.
Families often had less numbers of children as a cause of the reduced rate of the rates of mortality of infants, and also often strove to provide their children with opportunities in the world that they themselves never had, which is a concept that modern families have too. Married couples increasingly used contraceptive devices such as condoms to so that they can reduce the possibility of any unwanted pregnancies. At times, the care and concern of parents for their older children became very obsessive, so much so that children began to feel confined and began to have a need for greater independence. Prevailing biological and medical theories had led parents to think that their own emotional traits that they exhibited to be passed on to their children; therefore, they began to think that they were personally responsible for any abnormality that their children presented. This preoccupation of
How Alzheimer’s can affect the Elderly Jacquelyn Shattuck Everest University Instructor Jean-Louis How Alzheimer’s can affect the Elderly Throughout life, there are many different possibilities that can happen that can change your entire life. The main problem is the old-timer disease also named as Alzheimer’s disease. I will be explaining, what are the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? How can Alzheimer detected early? What are the symptoms of this disease?
Programs that were in place for the care of people who cannot afford to pay are being considered for cuts and many people are uncertain how they will care for themselves when the time comes. Elderly suicide is real and prevalent and some consider this to be a viable option for not ‘burdening’ the system or their families. Identify two key health care-related challenges to this population, such as increases in health care costs, or the need for in-home medical care. “The need for in-home care that will keep people safe and healthy in their own homes is a growing necessity.” (Garrett, N., & Martini, E. 2007) In our society, we will continue to see a rise in the utilization of both of these programs. Many do not realize how cost effective it is to have services in their own home and are quickly moved into an assisted living community by their families without even considering other options.