In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s individuals will need more support to help them eat, wash, dress and use the toilet. They are more likely to become very forgetful and neglect their own personal care. They will also become upset due to losing their independence and due to chemical imbalances within the
With the majority of the affected families taking an active roll in the caring for Alzheimer’s patients it seems that the responsibilities of caring for a family member of a family of orientation while juggling the responsibilities of being a member of a family of procreation and other constraints such as work puts a strain on the caretaker no matter what the sex or gender of the caretaker may be. Alzheimer’s forces a family into a situation they did not willingly ask for and are made to adapt one way or another to the situation because refusal to do so can severely threaten the family structure. The length of the illness causes emotional strains along with physical and financial costs, which can intensify the family’s feeling of abandonment and loss. Having had a family member ravaged by this disease I am aware of the difficulties that families incur when dealing with the struggles brought on by Alzheimer’s and feel that more research and time need to be devoted to the issue. The issues that arise affect not only the family system but, especially with the expected growth of those diagnosed with the disease, society as a whole.
Bruises in intimate areas, unexplained genital bleeding, sexually transmitted infections and even pregnancy are all common signs of sexual abuse. In addition to this the service user may often become scared or tense when around others for example when a carer is helping them to wash and get dressed they may tense up and become more frightened and timid when the carer washes their intimate areas. This is a sign that they are expecting something bad to happen or that there is something happening to them that they are
Question 1 There are numerous potential affects due to difficulties with continence in relation to the individuals' self esteem, health and day to day activities; these include: o Low mood stemmed from lack of dignity and privacy. o Social isolation and embarrassment. o Individual lives in fear of being unable to manage their needs. o Deterioration to their health caused by dehydration due to wanting to prevent incontinence or wanting to reduce mobilising to facilitate needs. o Moisture damage to the skin can be caused to the individual due to being unable to cope with or without aids or support.
Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
A person who suffers from anxiety may avoid expressing him/herself due to the fear of making mistakes or being judged. Anxiety causes an overwhelming level of stress which negatively affects communication. 4. It can be tiring and emotionally draining and can lead to yourself becoming depressed. Outcome 2 1. internet,doctor,leaflets,library, friends and colleagues that have been in the same situation 2.
We can get frustrated, angry and at times be extra sensitive to criticism which can make us become very defensive. Some common signs of stress are lack of concentration, insomnia or sleep pattern change (too much or not enough) muscle tension, headaches and aches and pains. More severe symptoms if stressed for a considerable amount of time can lead to high blood pressure or strain to the heart (which could even lead to heart attacks). Some people when stressed will turn to alcohol, smoking, drinking caffeine or eating excessively. We can gain or lose weight through excessive worrying.
With Joe being so stressed out all the time it gives him high blood pressure this makes me nervous that I’m going to get chronic kidney disease. If I get this Joes waste may build up to high making him feel sick. He has it bad enough I don’t want to make his life worse for him and his family. If Joe gets this and it gets worse and worse it could eventually lead up to me failing him. I would hate to put him through that.
So many people want to be independent but this actually creates a problem, more seniors are relying on community facilities or retirement homes to assist them with their daily living. Another thing about seniors is that they want to stay in their homes but cannot be able to afford the mortgage or let along the up keep of a home. So a great number of seniors are having to turn to retirement homes or even assisted living facilities. I believe that another reason why the health care is facing this problem today is because a great number of family members do not have the patience to put up with their loved one so they send them to an assisted home or even a retirement center. Which is sad to me because an individual’s mom and dad raises them but when it comes to the time for them to take care of them they just ship them
This behavior is already instilled into James because of his parents constant fighting; they seem to be paying more attention to their own needs instead of the needs of James. Strains will and can lead to crime because they reduce one’s level of social control (Agnew, 2008, p. 3). Strains often involve negative treatment by people such as parents, teachers, spouses, and employers (Agnew, 2008, p. 3). This treatment reduces the persons emotional bond and in conventional society; for example, getting low grades, loss of a job, divorce, and theft (Agnew, 2008, p.