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Working in the nursing field you can see a lot of bad illness. Some of the conditions cause stress, yet a caregiver has to learn how to keep their head up high and go on with their job.
One of the hardest conditions that affect caregivers is dealing with Alzheimerís patients. Most caregivers are asked to seek supportive channels, such as friends, family, etc to relieve their mental anguish.
Caregivers must be the friend, and to be as supportive as possible, which believe me†it is no easy task to deal with patients with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimerís patients are one of the hardest types of disease to deal with. Do to the fact that they are healthy as an ox and there brain is being killed slowly, little†by little, thus a chain reactions will unfold. Ironically, Alzheimerís disease forces the person back to youth. In fact, many will pass on in a fetal position.
Alzheimerís disease slowly kills ones brain to the point that they donít know how to even feed them self. They love to tell stories but nothing in yesterday times, its all when they was a little kid, or back twenty years early. They can remember those days during the first stages but they have a hard time remembering yesterday.
In fact, Alzheimerís patient canít remember what they eat for breakfast but they can remember what dress or pant suit they had on the first day of school during the 4th grade. The condition mysterious actions in how it works. They can tell some good stories. I love to listen to how they live back in the day thatís when they act as though they were the happiest when it comes down to it ,
Itís the only memory the patient will remember. They have no idea of today or yesterday, its like it donít even happen to them, almost like there clock stop moving ahead and they are standing still. The†mild and moderate stages are the easiest to deal with. The serve stage is one of the hardness stages to go though. This is they know nothing and donít even talk to anyone and that is due to the fact that they forgot how to talk to any one at this point. They canít even tell you they have to go to the bathroom or that they are hungry. All they want to do is sleep and thatís all.
The Alzheimerís patients are happy most of the time. Nothing bothers them due to the fact that they donít know how to react. All their senses seem to be forsaken, which even if the patient falls they will not feel pain. They donít even know when they are in pain thatís because they for get what pain is.
Scientist is working everyday to find a cure and I really hope they do. Itís so sad to see these peopleís mind go and they not are able to do anything about it. Itís a shame that their memory is robbed of them.
How caregivers cope
Caregivers often cope with Alzheimerís by setting up a support system. Sadly, many caregivers of Alzheimerís patients however will fail to take care of themselves. They may miss meals, doctor appointments, etc. Caregivers of Alzheimerís patients are encouraged to continue caring for self, rather than allow the disease take control of their life. If you are a caregiver of an Alzheimerís patient, it is wise to take control now by setting up your own support team, such as family, friends, professionals, etc.