COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOSSES & UNMET NEEDS in the ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT

CONSULTING AND EDUCATION UNLIMITED
MARGARET RAY, RN, NHA.

 

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