The Psychological Disorder Of Alzheimer 's Disease Essay

1006 Words May 26th, 2016 null Page
Alzheimer’s disease is a psychological disorder that is near and dear to my heart. I worked in an Alzheimer’s and dementia facility for almost a year and a half. While working there I grew very close to a lot of the residents that I cared for. One specifically stood out to me. Even though Alzheimer’s had taken so much from her, she was still so loving and pure.
This resident was always walking around holding a baby; it was one of the very few words she could still say. The few words she could still say were; baby, honey, and her daughters name, which she would call us all by. She was always coming up and giving us hugs and kisses on the cheek. She loved children, we would always have family members bring up their children because it would brighten their day, she once tried to take one of the children because she thought he was so adorable.
Over the time I was there I watched her mental health decline. When I first started working there she was very active, always walking around talking to people, in her sort or language. Over the course of a few months she started to get weaker, because she wouldn’t eat or drink much. Although she still wondered around as if she were still just as nimble as she used to be, she would often loose her balance. We tried to confine her to a wheel chair to help prevent the falls but it never worked. She was always so determined to wonder. The months preceding her death were very calm and comfortable for her. She would lie in her bed and sleep…

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