Personal diaries of a person with dementia and their caregiver

Milham, Don J. (2012) Personal diaries of a person with dementia and their caregiver. In: Alzheimers New Zealand: Future Faces of Dementia Conference, 24-27 May, 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Neurological changes manifest as involuntary behaviours that affect the person with dementia and impact their immediate caregiver in ways that are not always obvious and/or understood. While the impact of such behaviours extends to others (e.g., extended family), the actual experiences of the person with dementia and their caregiver are often not revealed because in “telling” the person may be perceived as “going crazy” and, therefore, misunderstood/treated differently. This case study review of personal journals provides an overview in which both the person with dementia and their caregiver provide insight into their experiences with dementia (e.g., hallucinations, frustrations, fears and loneliness) and the ways in which they try to cope with the impact of the disease.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords that describe the item:dementia, involuntary behaviours, frustrations, fears and loneliness
Subjects:R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance
ID Code:2528
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Deposited On:27 Mar 2013 03:08
Last Modified:27 Mar 2013 03:08

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