Alzheimer's Disease Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… This study aims to answer the following questions:

1. Who are the most people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease?

2. What are the primary needs of the family experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease?

3. What are the Bedan’s emotional points of view about Alzheimer’s Disease?


Forgetfulness maybe just a common thing when it comes to people with old age but gradual increase of this event can be a result due to brain cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease. From failing to recall things, it gets worse to not remembering the people, “the important ones”, family. Filipino culture unifies family with its embedded values of respect, love and trust. When things get worse, helpfulness and understanding prevails and whatever happens blood will always be thick. Caring for parents when they get old or when they get sick is just one of the common deeds.
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It results in a progressive and irreversible decline in memory and a deterioration of various other cognitive abilities. It affects the mental abilities including memory, language, and cognition. Progressively it leads to dementia and death. The disease is characterized by the destruction of nerve cells and neural connections in the cerebral cortex of the brain and by a significant loss of brain mass.

• Filipino Family Culture

Filipinos highly value the presence of their families more than anything. Regardless of the liberal influence they have gotten from the west, the family remained the basic unit of their society. This trait clearly shows among Filipinos abroad who suffer homesickness and tough work just to support their families back home in the Philippines.

In a traditional Filipino family, the father is considered the head and the provider of the family while the mother takes responsibility of the domestic needs and in charge of the emotional growth and values formation of the children. They both perform different tasks and being remarked separately by the children. Children see their mothers soft and calm, while they regard their fathers as strong and the most eminent figure in the

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