Poverty forces the elderly to become homeless or to be at risk of becoming homeless. Homelessness among the elderly is likely to escalate as increasing numbers of baby boomers reach older adulthood, and demand for affordable housing continues to be an issue. Finding health care is difficult for the homeless and even harder for the elderly homeless. Many elderly homeless have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
Everyone was in amazement because she rarely spoke, If I had gone on working and not stopped to check out the yelling then the other aide would have continue to abuse other patient's. Her license was revoked. The facility as well as the family pressed chargeds. Elder abuse is growing because the number of older citizens has increased. Estimates show that between one and two million people age 65 and over are injured, exploited , or otherwise mistreated by the person caring for them.
Dementia is generally not diagnosed after the individual’s first GP appointment. However health care staff should consider making a referral to NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) when the individual is showing any signs of mild cognitive impairment for an assessment. 3.3 Describe how myths and stereotypes related to dementia may affect the individual and their
Dementia is severe loss of social and intellectual ability that interferes with their activities of daily living. There is about ten percent of the elderly population who suffer a type of dementia, in which many people will be a victim to Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the common causes of dementia in the elderly (Bassil & Grossberg, 2009). It affects an estimated 5.1 million people over the age of 65 and expected to increase by 2050 (Bassil & Grossberg, 2009). Those with this condition need extra assistance in
For some of these individuals mental health is extreme and persistent, so for this reason bereavement is a concern for clinical practise. The definition of grief is the main emotional reaction to bereavement, incorporating psychological and physical reactions. Over the past few decades, scientific study of the symptoms, mental health outcomes and ways of coping with this sort of grief has grown rapidly. Psychological reactions to bereavement are diverse, differentiating between individuals as well as cultures, age groups and ethnic groups. Bereavement is a very distressing experience for most people that causes a considerable amount of upset and disruption of everyday life.
The decision to divorce is usually preceded by years of frustration, unhappiness, depression, as well as soul seeking, anxiety, and fear of the unknown. It can also be preceded by years of abuse and neglect. I have chosen divorce because I have experienced firsthand the stress, fear and hardships divorce can bring, individually financially , medically and especially on children involved. Part II: * Divorce has a long lasting effect on the personal lives and well being of women. Women are effected more negatively, emotionally and financially then men.
It is through this interrelation that the alcoholic family unit becomes a coordinated whole organized around the goal of compensating for the difficulties produced by the effect of alcoholism. It is in this Family System that alcoholic codependency will have a broad and lasting effect on the family of the alcoholic for many generations. Family members in the alcoholic home are subjected to more conflict and crisis than their non-alcoholic counterparts. An individual who abuses alcohol can experience emotional and physical side effects. One effect is alcohols ability to alter the emotions of the drinker which can cause a loss of control over the individual’s inhibitions.
The word is known by most, yet the condition remains untreated and generally downgraded to grumpiness in older adults (Hunter, 2012). As age increases, so does the loss of family and friends, which often means the number of emotional experiences through grief and other sad occasions, increases too (Hunter, 2012). This is the normal ageing process, however prolonged periods of depression that interfere with the person’s ability to function independently are not (National Institute of Mental Health, 2007). The purpose of this paper is to explore the theories and classification of depression, including the risk factors of the condition and the detrimental effects depression can have on daily living. It considers tools used to screen depression and the assessments and interventions used in nursing to improve health and overall wellbeing of the sufferer.
Effects on the family Parents who abuse drugs or alcohol tend to neglect their children leaving them to their own devices. Because they are preoccupied with their addictions, they fail to provide the proper guidance that children need especially during their growing years. Teenagers who grow up in homes where a respected adult or parent uses alcohol or drugs have a higher tendency for developing the addiction later on mainly because the household is more lenient in terms of substance use. The community According to statistics, drunk driving results to an injury every minute and one death every 32 minutes. In the United States, about 40% of traffic-related casualties are linked to alcohol use.
MENTAL ILLNESS AND FAMILY ATTITUDE Mental illness is a source of serious social problem, not just because of the number of people affected by it but also due to the extent to which social life is affected. From the very historic age, mental illness is viewed as a punishment for the sin one do. A person became mentally incapable of doing thing is considered to be a sinner either on this life or in the past life. The belief of the rebirth is strongly supporting the mental illness in an individual. Without any doubt or question, we can say that the family members are mostly prone to stress and are in dilemma.