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COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOSSES & UNMET NEEDS in the ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT
CONSULTING AND EDUCATION UNLIMITED
MARGARET RAY, RN, NHA.
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MAY EXPERIENCE ALTERATIONS IN:

· ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION (APATHY, DISENGAGEMENT, LETHARGY)
· THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (SELF-CARE DEFICITS)
· AFFILIATION (DISENGAGEMENT, ISOLATION, WITHDRAWAL)
· COMMUNICATION & EXPRESSION (DECREASED EXPRESSION)
· LIFE ADJUSTMENT (UNRESOLVED CONFLICTS, UNRESOLVED FEARS)
· RECOGNITION & EXPRESSION OF PERSONAL NEEDS (SAFETY NEEDS)
· SENSORY/PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES (DISTORTION, OVERLOAD, ILLUSIONS)
· SEXUALITY (DISENGAGEMENT, LONELINESS)
· SOCIALIZATION (DISENGAGEMENT, ISOLATION, LONELINESS, WITHDRAWAL)
· SPIRITUALITY (APATHY, DOUBT, DISENGAGEMENT)
· THOUGHT PROCESSES (DELUSIONS, FORGETFULNESS, HALLUCINATION, DECREASED ATTENTION SPAN)

MAY EXPERIENCE ...

  • INAPPROPRIATE AGGRESSION ANGER
  • ANXIETY
  • INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS
  • DENIAL
  • DEPENDENCY
  • DRUG MISUSE EMBARRASSMENT
  • FEAR
  • FRUSTRATION
  • GRIEF AND MOURNING
  • GUILT
  • HOPELESSNESS POWERLESSNESS PROBLEM DRINKING REGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR ROLE CHANGE
  • THREAT TO SELF-ESTEEM SHAME
  • SLEEP PATTERN DISTURBANCE SUSPICIOUSNESS

... RELATED TO ACTUAL, POTENTIAL, OR IMAGINED LOSSES.

EXPERIENCES ALL OF THE PROBLEMS, NEEDS, &/OR CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AGING PROCESS.

· MEDICAL PROBLEMS
· FINANCIAL PROBLEM
· LEGAL CONCERNS

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