Dementia Impact

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The Impact on Caring for Clients with Dementia Caring for those that are ill are highly important jobs in the world today. Caring for clients or family that are sick contains special tasks that may be hard for others to handle. Caring for those with Dementia will cause one to be very oriented in the care plan for that client. Those that are caregivers need to be fully committed to the care that they give. Dementia is a disease that contains a group of symptoms that contain loss of memory, judgment, language, complex motor skills, and other intellectual function-caused by the permanent damage or death of the brain 's nerve cells, or neurons. This disease is centered around memory impairment. (Goren, A., Montgomery, W., Kahle-Wrobleski, K., …show more content…

(Caregiver) The role of a caregiver is vitally important to those that are in need. It requires constant, special care that is specific to those that need it. With dementia, the care giver need to make a proper and trusting relationship with the client. Dementia may cause the client to be fully dependent to the caregiver. (Lindolpho, M., Oliveira, J., Sá, S., Brum, A. K., Valente, G., & Cruz, T, 2014) This special care can include communication, handling troubling behavior, wandering, incontinence, agitation, paranoia, sleeplessness, and bathing. Eating, nutrition, and medication are vitally important to those with Dementia. Those three things can ultimately slow down the progression of Dementia but there is no cure. The consequences of poor nutrition are many, including weight loss, irritability, sleeplessness, bladder or bowel problems and disorientation. (Caregiver 's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors, 2016) Caregivers of persons with dementia are at a negative triad of burden, depression, and grief. (Strong, J. V., & Mast, B. T, 2013) The burden comes from the complete care needed for these clients or family members. Greif has been known to cause depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, increased risk of physical illness, sleep disturbances, difficulty with daily living, relationships or work activities, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol or substance …show more content…

Emotions can be very high and very low during these times of progression through Dementia. Emotions can be dangerous to those that cannot handle those highs and lows. The emotional symptoms of stressors are becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody, feeling overwhelmed, lonely, worthless, and depressed, and avoiding others. (Stress symptoms, 2016) These symptoms are not healthy while caring for clients with Dementia. The symptoms can cause more severe symptoms if ignored or untreated. Some caregivers may use denial or avoiding to push the emotions away. (Alzheimer 's Foundation of America - What is Dementia, 2016) Depression is commonly seen in caregivers of Dementia clients. Depression is able to break the spirit of coping with the anxiety and stress that comes from caregiving. There is a link between that greater levels of caregiver burden and depression. Depression will present before death, if death occurs in the client. (Strong, J. V., & Mast, B. T, 2013) The behavioral impact can be caused by the change in mental health in the caregiver. The caregiver can have symptoms of anxiety and stress that are related to the care of the client with Dementia. The signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety affecting the caregiver’s behavior are changed in eating habits, procrastinating, increased use of substances, and exhibiting nervous behaviors. (Stress symptoms,

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  • Explains the impact on caregivers for clients with dementia. caring for those that are ill is highly important jobs in the world today.
  • Explains that alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in the ages of 65 or older.
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