Jb's Case Study Of Dementia

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Introduction JBS presents as a mature, Caucasian man of 62 years, born August 11th, 1955. JBS lives in a single family home with his 94-year-old Mother whom he cares for. He lives a quiet, simple life and enjoys tending to his garden and doing household repairs. He is the youngest of four children with three sisters who are much older than him. The oldest sister (16 years older) has dementia and has just recently been brought from Illinois to a care center here in Sarasota. He visits her often with his Mom and sister. His other older sister (15 years older) lives a few miles away, they are very close, share care of their mother and see each other daily. His sister’s husband also suffers from dementia and she is a caretaker for him in …show more content…
She was his caretaker because of their mother’s lack of emotional nurturing. All of the children were clothed, fed and housed but neither of them can remember much affection or even being kissed by her. Because his father worked at night they had to be quiet in the house during the afternoon when he slept or else there would be hell to pay. JBS doesn’t remember much from these days at all so I was happy to have his sister there to fill in some of the blanks. His father left the home when he was 3 and his parents were divorced a short time after. His father and the woman with whom he was having an affair moved in together and eventually married. JBS recalls spending time with them but doesn’t recall a nurturing environment in that home either. His stepmother was very …show more content…
In 1962 when he was 6 years-old he was riding his bike in the street and was hit by a car. His nose and chin were broken. He recovered quickly but still has trouble with his sense of smell to this day. He doesn’t remember anything being done to sue the driver of the car that his him. He was told years later that if his mother had pursued a legal suit and put away the money for him, he would be in a much better place financially today. The following year he fell in church and about a week later experienced a grand mal seizure at the age of 7. After two more seizures in the months that followed he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He was 8 year-old. He is still challenged epilepsy today and takes medication daily to control the seizures. He was an average student in school and had four close friends in the neighborhood. They liked hanging out and going to the arcade. He didn’t feel ostracized at all by his friends when he had seizures around them but other children were not quite that kind. He was well liked and a very gentle boy. He disliked violence then and continues to dislike it today. In 1964, when he was in the 7th grade and 9 year-of-age he was sexually molested by a trusted Cub Scout leader. This sexual abuse lasted over a year. He later found out from several friends that they too had been molested by this same man. He told his mother and she took him to the police

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