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The complexity of dementia presents a number of behavioural challenges to those who live with dementia and their care providers. Aggressive behaviour seems to be one of the most prevalent challenging behaviours in the different stages of dementia (Weitzel et al 2011). As acute care settings are not the best places for people afflicted with dementia , it is necessary to empower the hospitalised people with dementia and their family members. As nurses are often the central core of care, they should have the potential of positive long-term effect on the lives of people with dementia (Harrison-Dening 2013). Inadequate training, lack of specialised education, negative attitudes and poor practice development can precipitate a failure in the delivery of high-quality care for the hospitalised dementia people (Chater & Hughes 2012).
There are many issues that can be related to carers of people with dementia. The physical and psychological workload can be attributed as the most common concern among carers (Fjelltun et al., 2009). In addition, O’ Dowd (2007) has stated that carers are more likely to endure more anxiety, and feeling of liability which resulted to carers’ negligence of their own wellbeing. Moreover, carers suffer more stress than those who are not giving care to elderly with dementia. In relation to this, carers’ health is not interrelated with their emotional functioning (Bristow et al., 2008).
Thirdly we wanted to educate and instruct on improving quality of life for the spouses. Background of the Problem According to the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), dementia is one of the most prevalent disorders found among the elderly. The ADI estimates that there are 30 million people currently living with this disease worldwide, with 4.6 million new cases diagnosed each year (Pasitta et al., 2013). Proposed Research Methods utilized for the research was to review articles whose research involved spousal caregivers who are caring for their spouse suffering with dementia. The research objectives were to evaluate the quality of life in the caregiving spouse and how interventions would improve it.
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