Life happens, and so does death as it is also a part of life. Moreover, in many cases, some of us will have to go through the experience of anticipating death in ourselves or in a loved one as opposed to a sudden death in the family. In other words, both the family and the person involved start to grieve, even before the parting actually takes place. Humanity has long experienced grief after death; however, only recently has the realm of anticipatory or preparatory grieving been explored to any degree. Our article below covers several aspects that may help those going through such a life event recognize the most common underlying symptoms and understand the process.
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.
360). Thus older adults find themselves battling these stereotypes. Those who struggle with the transition from middle adulthood to late adulthood can find themselves in perennial mood dips. Therefore this essay will address the key issue of depression in elderly, outline the causes and symptoms and link this to suicidal ideology, which can subsequently follow. This essay will look at inner world changes significant to late adulthood such as longevity and biological changes.
To understand the extent of the effects of stroke to older adults, this research paper will enumerate various physical, mental, and social aftermaths of this disease. Furthermore, it will utilize the most recent studies to explain the consequences of these aftermaths to older adults’ cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning. Also, this paper will discuss the psychological effects of caregiver burden that a spouse or immediate family member may experience while caring for a stroke victim. To gain a better understanding of stroke, it is imperative to first get a closer look at the background information and underlying factors that surround this disease. Stroke is a serious and life-threatening disease that mainly affects the biological functioning of the brain.
You may feel anticipatory grief if you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness or for a loved one who is dying. A person suffering from anticipatory grief according to Lindenn “is so concerned with their adjustment after the potential death that they go through all phases of grief - depression, heightened pre-occupation with the object of their loss, a review of all the forms of death which may befall them, and anticipation of the modes of readjustment which might be necessitated by it.” A person can experience relief from chronic stress when the loss is due to terminal illness, where intensive caregiving was required, resulting in improved physical and psychological health during
Symptoms of delirium may be characterized by agitation, confusion, anger, disorientation, restlessness, and aggressive behavior (Aguirre, 2010). Individual and societal impact of the issue. Recent studies have shown that undiagnosed and untreated delirium can become chronic and create a sequence of permanent events that might impact a person’s life forever. The elderly individual may experience loss of independence, institutionalization, or death. According to Aguirre (2010)... ... middle of paper ... ...is, prevention and treatment.
In the event of losing something dear and close to heart there are certain changes to an individual’s life cycle and grief and loss response. Every age group has a different way of adapting to such loss and discussion will focus on the middle adulthood age group. Within the nursing profession, it is important to understand the grief and loss experience by the patient and families and remain professional in response. In this essay, discussions will be done to analyze these effects with the help of Kubler Ross and her theories on explaining the stages of grief and loss that a 42 year old male is going through after being recently diagnosed with end stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nursing strategies will also be explored on how to care for such patients.
“A life event that my trigger adjustment disorder include: death of a loved one, divorce or relationship problems, general life changes, illness or other health issues in yourself or loved ones, moving to a different home or city, unexpected catastrophes and worries about money” (Fred K. Berger, 2013). Family problems, conflict with family and friends, problems at school and sexuality problems may also be stressors. The definition of stressor is a “psychological or physical stimuli that are incompatible with current functioning and require adaptation” (Varcarolis & Halter, 2010). Some people adapt better than others and what one person may see as a stressor another may not. People of all ages may be diagnosed.
These two options are some of the best ways to take care of ill elders. There are many complications that can arise as one ages. As stated in the Aging Concepts and Controversies (2012) book, there are basically two worlds of aging; the ill-derly and the well-derly. While those that are well are able to take care of themselves or need very little help to perform their daily activities; those that are ill most likely we need to have some form of long-term care. As stated earlier, when looking at care options for older adults, there are two forms of care that many people try to decide between.
Alzheimer's disease is an increasing cause of mental confusion in older adults. In earlier stages of the disease, patients can be aware of their diagnosis; depression and anxiety are likely to follow. Support from social workers, along with medication can help ease the resultant emotional pain. (Suppes & Wells, 2013) Works Cited (Suppes & Wells, 2013)(Anderson, 2001)(Lacruz, Emeny, Haefner, Zimmermann, Linkohr, Rolf & Ladwing, 2011)