Risk Factors And Implications Of Alzheimer Disease
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 can cause a multitude of age-related disease, which means that they are compromising their own health in order to care for …show more content…
At the individual level, there are risks towards caregivers in regards to age-related diseases. Age-related diseases were found to be more common with the caregivers of Alzheimer and dementia patients. Increased stress does a number of things to the body. In this situation, the body is unable to prevent the gradual failings of the body with age due to the increased levels of stress. With respite care, there is decreased levels of age-related diseases that exacerbated by increased levels of stress. Increased levels of stress also lead to a suppressed immune system. This can lead to the age-related diseases, but also lead to other common diseases in the population. This can put the society as a whole at risk for those diseases as well when they come into contact with those who have been infected. When respite care is added to this situation, the caregivers can take time to maintain their own health by reducing the levels of stress present. In this way, respite care benefits both the individual and the