She died of dementia, two years ago diagnosed with advanced dementia. She refused to have food and liquid, when she reached a certain stage of dementia. She might have realized that there is no point in living. They reach certain point on dementia, when they no longer recognize their loved ones which make it difficult to feed them or have food themselves.
The last two years, I still remember she was not sure if I was her mother. She never used to speak more than the occasional ‘Yes’ or ‘no’. She was hardly able to walk, or feed herself. She was dependent but it was difficult to handle her. Her smile was awesome; I guess that something which reminded me that she still loves me.
They still enjoy simple pleasures – even share affection with loved ones. Yes, they are no longer the same kind of person they once were, but does that mean that we should abandon them completely, or want them to leave the earth? No Right? It would be really cruel to resort to something of that sort.
They can’t express their desires and needs, just as we do. All they can do is look in the eyes and hold our hands. Its amazing see how often the topic of guilt gets bubbled up with caregivers. Many of them struggling with and wondering how to handle the guilt.
You don’t have feel guilt for not able to handle person properly, Yes If you are callous and insensitive we probably should feel a sense of guilt. It necessary to examine our behaviour and make change which won’t cost you anything but can help someone suffering.
For Caregivers, you should understand that there are many things outside of your control and most often there are generally no easy solutions for such things. You should rather not worry and there is no need for guilt here.
The patients are encouraged to take part in a 12-step recovery program wherein they can seek support from the professional counselor and learn from each other………….
It is ideal if you can discuss the illness management when a person is relatively well. Making plans together on how to wrestle bipolar could make things easier……
It is important for family members, friends and caregivers, to speak up and spread the awareness and change the overall perception of the illness which………..
Alzheimer’s symptoms are managed with the help of cholinesterase inhibitor drugs which temporarily improves or stabilizes the memory and cognition…….
Alzheimer’s is a most common type of dementia and it accounts for 60-80 percent of the dementia cases. Alzheimer’s refers to a progressive……..
Dementia refers to a loss of mental function which compromises a person’s cognitive thinking. It results in declining memory and linguistic skill……..
The early onset of Dementia is less complicated. Dementia is generally post 65 years of chronological age, and as early onset……..
It is important that the caregivers first take care of themselves and monitor their physical and mental wellbeing as they take care of the patient.
While the illness affects the individual, the families who are the chief caregivers suffer equally because of lack of skills to handle critical situations……..
Any mention of mental illness immediately brings to people’s mind the image of a mental asylum with patients being forcibly tied to a hook……..
Verma and Shiv reported on the effect of rehabilitation in leprosy patients with psychiatric morbidity. They assessed 100 patients with leprosy, among……..
People with dementia might become apathetic , have problems controlling their emotions or behave inappropriately in social situations. They may see……..
Dementia patients tend to forget things which can be hazardous for themselves or others. For e.g. keeping the gas or electric iron on or wandering……..
It may be an early warning sign of dementia if you’re becoming increasingly forgetful. In reality, dementia isn’t a specific disease, but a word……..
This calls for a comprehensive action-plan to deal with Geriatric psychiatry, involving diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia……..