Alzheimer's Case Study Answers

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1. Alzheimer disease (p.122): This concept is important for all adults to know about because of the extreme complications that accompany this disease. It is hard on the patients, family, and caregivers. This disease is interesting because it has many risk factors, not just genetically passed down through generations. The risk factors are based mostly around lifestyle choices, making it seem that there are ways that one can prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
2. Respite Care (p.125): This concept is crucial for the family and caregivers of those helping Alzheimer or dementia patients. It is important because it allows those in care positions to get deserved breaks and prevent or yield the stress that comes with that care. That stress
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It is important that parents are active in their teens lives. Being active in their life can aid any parent in identifying any risky behavior that their kids might get involved in. Parents who are less aware of their teens peer interactions and whereabouts cannot make those same identifications that the other parents would have. Knowing what their peer interactions are like is important because with peers and friends are where teens are most likely to engage in these kinds of behaviors. Our text specifically noted that eating dinner as a family can be a big factor in reducing drug abuse in teens. It is during those family dinners and time together that they are forced to talk about their day and what is going on in their lives. It is also the time when parents show their kids what kinds of actions are right and wrong. Similar to Skinner’s Operant Conditioning, adults can influence teens behavior by giving approval and praise for good behavior and the opposite for bad …show more content…
This concept could benefit those who are caring for their loved ones that struggle from diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. This concept brings about the idea of providing some relief for those that are working day in and day out to make sure their loved one has the care that they need and deserve. The amount of work required to take care of these kinds of patients is a full time job. It can be both mental and physical. Whether it is carrying the patient to the bathroom because of lack of mobility or watching and making sure the patient suffering from dementia knows they are in a safe place, the job is incredibly demanding. Respite care provides relief by providing temporary care for those that suffer from the disease and allow the caregiver some time off. This greatly aids the caregiver in their stress levels. The caregiver gets time to not worry about another’s needs and can now focus on their own health and wellness. The health of the caregiver is sometimes swept under the rug, so this concept allows us to know that everyone associated with this disease, patients, family, and caregivers are taken care

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