Dementia can be viewed as a disability as the individuals can still carry out the ability of daily activities of daily living depending on how they are affected. A full assessment should then be carried out, followed by an action plan of how to meet each individuals’ needs, can be met, well promoting independence. Each person should be involved in the choices for their care or support. Common causes of dementia are, damage to the brain, this can be caused by a few different manners, strokes, trauma to the head, cancer,
As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today. My years of experience in education and later in quality control, influenced values that have translated well into the nursing field. First and foremost are work and client safety. The quality of service, attention to detail, and
Also I have written daily importance information on daily records sheets. The other recourse that I use is client's profile. And for last is most important is having a conversation with client. All the above is important for me to asses client's needs and preferences. Client D is a full time wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury.
The long-term care facilities in my community assist patients who have illnesses that they were born with or that have occurred over time and they also care for patients who are disabled. I was aware of all of the populations that are evident within my local community. Conclusion Throughout this paper we have discussed what long-term care is and the populations that it serves. We have also covered current events that are relevant to long-term care and how it provides increased awareness in long-term care. I have learned quite a bit more about long-term care after reading this week's readings and it has changed my view on long-term care.
They worry about loss of significant relationships or jobs or about being perceived as incompetent. Communication breakdown problems may show up in physical symptoms such as tension, exhaustion, and psychological symptoms.
Every observation I’m noticing some similarities that take place in every section. Things such as: The way greetings take place, the way they start the joining process, the way they affirm clients and the words that they often repeat when closing a section. I can see that my therapeutic vocabulary is increasing little by little. I’ve been learning new words. Since I’m an ESL speaker, this is definitively enriching me but at the same time stretching and challenging me to grow.
Abstract Agitation is an often seen behavior in patients with various forms of dementia that can take a straining role on both the patients and their caregivers. Tradition pharmacological treatments are shown to be effective in the treatment of these behaviors but at the expense of many varying adverse side effects. Aromatherapy has successfully been used as a complimentary therapy in other diseases such as cancer. There has been multiple recent research studies performed that concluded aromatherapy is an effective and popular complimentary treatment for reducing behavioral agitation in dementia. Most of the research supports a need for further, larger research studies because of the effectiveness, relative low cost and ease of aromatherapy.
Down Syndrome Affecting Motor Behavior Specifically in Postural Control By: Malinda Sachse Introduction: My purpose behind selecting this topic was to further educate myself and to support my daycare students. There is a student of mine who has Down syndrome and I work with him on a regular basis. I am his Physical Education teacher and I am constantly making sure my lesson plans are catered to his needs as well as the other students in his class. I was interested in learning more about this topic as a whole to educate myself and see if I could help him by any additional means, as he does not receive this type of assistance at home. I also have other students with impairments and I have learned to apply some similar techniques thought out some of the disorders.
These belong to a group of medicines called acetyl cholinesterase inhibitors. They work by increasing the levels of acetylcholine. This is the chemical in the brain that is low in people with Alzheimer’s disease. 2 The positive effects of the drugs can sometimes be life changing seeing individuals moods get brighter and happier, having a calming effect on the individual, reducing memory loss, aggression, restlessness, reduction in hallucinations, less likely to worry and less pain. Their ability to do things may become better like doing activities and socialising with other and also going out doing things like shopping.
Being there made me scared but encountering the nice nursing staff and doctors made me feel more secure. I would always ask questions like do you love you job and what made you become a nurse. Getting those answers and having those experiences made me feel more competent about the career choice that I was playing on pursuing. As I got older I began to do research on the field and I learn that it was not only a rewarding career but it was an auspicious one also. Nursing is one of the few careers