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    1.3 Dementia caregiving Informal caregiving or caring is a term often used to describe as someone provides care to a relative or friend who is unable to provide care for themselves in everyday activities (Pearlin, Mullan, Semple, & Skaff, 1990). Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community and receive care from family members, friends or neighbours (Knapp & Prince, 2007). Currently it is estimated that over 670,000 carers of people with dementia live in the UK (Alzheimer’s Society 2013). The input of informal carers of people with dementia has been recognised as an increasingly valuable resource (Wimo et al., 2011). The cost of care of people with dementia is not only financial, it can have a negative impact on the social, emotional, physical and mental health of carers (Kamiya 2014; Mohamed 2010). 1.3.1. Theoretical models of dementia caregiving There have been numerous theoretical models developed to explain the process of caregiving (Pearlin et al., 1990). One of the most comprehensive and influential models of dementia caregiving is the Stress Process Model (SPM) which was developed by…

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    Alzheimer’s is a form a dementia where the brain begins to deteriorate, causing the decline of memory in middle to older aged individuals. Although there are treatments that slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and soften the symptoms of the disease, there are still no cure. Alzheimer’s only continues to worsen as a person diagnosed with the disease continues to grow older. Approximately 4.5 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease at the current date (Alzheimer 's Disease Center).…

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    t has been discovered that caregivers who are receiving social support are better off psychologically than those who are more isolated. This is why taking time off from caregiving to spend with family and friends and attending support groups can be very beneficial (Brodaty & Donkin, 2009). Some other ways to ease stress include accepting the changes that the resident experiences and taking care of oneself. Having legal plans in place from the start is also a big relief to stress down the line.…

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    The Importance Of Dementia

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    "Dementia is a syndrome due to disease of the brain, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, in which there is disturbance of multiple higher cortical functions, commonly accompanied, and occasionally preceded, by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour, or motivation"[1]. The prevalence of dementia is increasing worldwide. In year 2015, the global prevalence of dementia was estimated to be 46.8 million [2]. Dementia prevalence is predicted to almost double every 20 years, to…

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    Dementia Care Case Study

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    The world view on caring for individuals with dementia varies according to culture. i. United Kingdom (UK) In the United Kingdom (UK), as mentioned above, most dementia patients are cared for in the home by family, friends and the community. Additional support and guidance on daily challenges is also available from community nurses. Medical care is available from general practitioners who work with neurologists and psychiatrists to balance medication needs when behaviors exhibited by the…

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    caregiver’s perception of the physical, emotional, economic, and social cost of the caregiving relationship. Beinart and colleagues 2012, also describe that caregiver burden increases with greater Alzheimer Dementia severity, and both patient and caregiver characteristics have been found to explain greater caregiver burden, with some differences depending on the caregiver-patient relationship. Definition…

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    transition of care for older adults with dementia. As the number of adults age 65 and older continues to increase, the prevalence of dementia is expected to rise worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 5 million adults over 65 years old and more than 14% of those over age 70 have dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015). Although dementia is considered a terminal illness (Mitchell, Teno, Kiely, 2009; Raymond, Warner, Davies, et. al., 2014; Peacock, Duggleby, & Koop, 2014), people…

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    Elderly Couple Case Study

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    Case of Elderly Couple John and Lydia are an elderly couple that are face with a lot of challenges due to their age, and social situations. Some of the challenges that they are faced with is their mobility is limited, and they are confused and forgetful. According to Broderick an Blewitt (2015), “Dementia is a syndrome that affects multiple functional domains do to chronic and progressive disease processes in the brain. Cognitive and emotional skills like memory, judgement, language,…

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    Ftd Research Paper

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    Introduction Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a rare, progressive brain disorder that causes memory loss. FTD describes a range of diseases that often start with changes in behavior, speech, and decision-making processes. As FTD progresses, it affects short-term memory. Over time, FTD causes the frontal and temporal anterior lobes of the brain to shrink. These are the parts of the brain that control behavior and speech. There are three main types of FTD: Behavioral variant FTD. This is the most…

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    Dementia Evaluation

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    Dementia: An Evaluation of Assessment and Caregiving Dementia is a disorder that causes a gradual decrease in a patients mental processes. They show signs of memory loss, impaired reasoning and changes in their personality. Correctly assessing the patient for signs of the condition is extremely important. The chances of developing dementia increase with age and 14.7% of people over 70 are diagnosed with dementia (Jarvis, 2016). The diagnosis of dementia is not only stressful for the patient…

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