Case Study Of Caregiver Stress In Alzheimer's Disease

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Anand, Kuljeet Singh, et al. "Perceived Caregiver Stress In Alzheimer 's Disease And Mild
Cognitive Impairment: A Case Control Study." Annals Of Indian Academy Of Neurology 19.1 (2016): 58-82. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 June 2016.
Anand mentioned how there is a tremendous amount of stress in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, higher than the amount of stress for caregivers of other disorders. Caregivers have a stressful job and studies have found more stress in dementia caregivers. Some symptoms felt by caregivers are emotional exhaustion, anxiety, and depression. This may increase risk of heart disease and quality of life.
Good sources are used in the article because in India dementia is growing public health concerns and
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"An Alzheimer’S Disease-Derived Biomarker Signature Identifies
Parkinson’S Disease Patients With Dementia." Plos ONE 11.1 (2016): 1-17. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 June 2016.
Berlyand and many other authors stated how Parkinson disease patients develop cognitive impairment, with up to 83% progressing to dementia. Patients who have dementia have less quality of life and independence which ends up increasing the cost of care and for the outcome it ads stress for families and caregivers. Parkinson disease is a cognitive performance of “crossover” biomarkers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Some of the strengths of this article are that it mentioned an amount of people who end up progressing dementia. Then it talked about how caregivers and family members end up getting stressed and overwhelmed because of the amount of money it cost to provide care for the patients with dementia. A weakness would be how it does not really inform us on why plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease.
Bethune, Brian.”Cloud of Dementia.” Maclean’s 128.3 (2015): 42-43. Academic Search Premier. Web. 2 June
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The article was very useful because it suggested a call to action on addressing dementia worldwide, incorporating an increase in funding for the research of dementia. Some of the strengths were that it recommends for countries to start creating their own plans to help support the people with Alzheimer’s disease so that they don’t have to be placed in an institution for care.
Pai, Ming-Chyi, and Chih-Chien Lee. The Incidence and Recurrence of Getting Lost in Community- Dwelling People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Two and a Half-Year Follow-Up. PLOS ONE PLoSONE11.5(2016): n. pag 2-11. Web. 02 June 2016.
The author stated how there is approximately a 30%-70% chance for a person with Alzheimer’s disease to get lost. This may lead to fatal consequences and it can cause the patients to be institutionalized. Most often caregivers are not aware that people with Alzheimer’s disease are prone to getting lost, thus they have no prevention strategies. Another thing discussed was how caregivers consider people with Alzheimer’s familiar environment safe but they don’t realize how getting lost can still occur for

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