Devastating Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease
Discusses the disorder and how AD sufferers and their families are treated by medical community. Coping skills and support systems of family caregivers; care in health care facilities. Suggestions re: improving current systems.
This paper discusses the devastating physical and emotional effects that Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type (Alzheimer’s disease) has on the patient and their family. It explores the current ways people affected by this illness are treated by the medical community, and how necessary information is not readily disseminated by the doctors, who are the initial contacts. It examines the coping skills and support systems used by family caregivers, and looks at what is involved in obtaining care from facilities outside of the home. Finally, suggestions are proposed to make improvements to the current systems.