What came next—what, even now that my sons are 21 and 17, persists—are days and nights and long worrisome moments of everyday life” (Romeo). These feelings can clearly last even beyond babies’ childhoods have passed. Even after her therapist had told her she was fine, she knew that she was simply not the same as she had been. She was in quicksand and could not seem to get out; she felt like she was going in circles. She is not alone; “An estimated 30-50 percent of moms affected with the disorder continue to struggle with major depression throughout the first year after birth - and beyond (Pearson).” Another point that Lisa Romeo introduces is that “lingering effects from postpartum depression...according to experts, are rarely recorded, and usually vanish entirely in three years’ time (Romeo).
iii. According to the Mayo Clinic’s article, Frontotemporal Dementia, says that it is normally misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem and it states that this type of dementia normally occurs at a younger age than Alzheimer’s does and it is commonly between the ages of 40 and 45. B. Symptoms i. Many people who have FTD have changes in their behavior, become impulsive, and lose their ability to speak.
This continues on that when sun-downing happens people with Alzheimer’s don’t even know what year it is. I have had women crawling out of bed at about 10pm because they have to get home to their children and if you ask them their age they will tell you they are in their 20s most likely. I had a women everyday tell me her leg was broken, when she broke her leg back when she was in her 30s, not when I was caring for her in her 90s. The memory decline until people can no longer even speak to others or have any memories at all. This happens toward the end of life and it is the not eating that kills them because the Alzheimer’s had destroyed the brain to that point.
Another major factor of Thao's medication error was fatigue. That had been picking up extra shifts, including the one in which she worked on the fourth of July. Her lack of proper rest and not giving her mind time to receive those eight hours caused the confusion between the two IV containing the two kinds of medication. Despite the fact that Thao had been a nurse for several years prior to the event, Thao did not follow the proper protocol to ensure that patient's safety. She gave her un-prescribed medication which resulted in Jasmines death.
She was diagnosed at that time with a herniated disk and did have steroid injections and was out of work for six months. She tells me since then symptoms have come and gone, but this was the worst case of it she has had for quite some time. She was given both Percocet as well as Valium in the Exeter Hospital Emergency Room and does tell me she took these and completed them. She currently is just taking ibuprofen. Overall, her symptoms are improving.
She was lying in her bed and seemed very quiet and withdrawn. Helen appeared very depressed during the interview stating a few times that she wants to die. She reported that she had felt this way before and that she has been feeling ups and downs before. “One minute you’re way up there, and the next minute you’re in the blackest hole you can imagine,” Helen had said. Helen claims that the ups and downs generally last a few weeks long in her case.
Due to her diabetes, her pancreas stopped producing insulin. Which was not acknowledged at her first trip to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. During the following weeks, my mother worked diligently to regain some of the deficits she lost from her stroke. I will not list her actual deficits, but she did suffer major losses. She was released from the hospital mid-September.
Monroe died of a barbiturate overdose- A sleeping pill. Monre has not completed another film since The Misfits released in 1961, because Monroe had suffered from mental illness and substance abuse for several years. Monroe spent her last day, Saturday August 4th, at her home in Brentwood, accompanied by publicist Patricia Newcomb, housekeeper Eunice Murray, photographer Lawrence Schiller and psychiatrist Dr Ralph Greenson at various times.”(Death Of Marilyn Monroe). At about 3:00 am on August 5th, Murray noticed that Monroe locked herself in her room. Murray told Greenson.
It is shown that recreational therapy can manage strategies for dementia behaviors. About 1.5 million older adults are in nursing homes. These numbers are drastically increasing, which is concerning the appropriate recreational therapy programs with individuals would have dementia related behaviors. Leisure is a basic human need, but unfortunately people with dementia have a low activity rate because of physical and cognitive restrictions. With these individuals not being able to participate in leisure activities they soon get agitated real quick due to being by themselves and by being bored.
With the lack of educational programs to bring in new nurses there is a simultaneous problem of the aging population of current nurses. In a 2002 survey it was found that “one third of registered nurses are now over fifty years of age, that proportion is expected to rise to 40% over the next decade” (Dworkin 23). With such a large amount of the workforce aging towards retirement and not enough new nurses to replace them the RNs left in the middle are being stretched even thinner than they previously were. This has led to larger patient loads per nurse and a lack of time available for nurses to spend with their patients and a perceived decrease in patient care. The stress and extra demands on these nurses has led many to feel increasing job dissatisfaction and according to the same 2002 survey “one in five seriously considering leaving the profession” (Dworkin 23).
Many of this she notes may be influenced by her insomnia and depressed mood. During her service in the army she vividly describes several specific instance that caused her psychological and physical trauma, namely a head injury. As noted above since then she has experienced nightmares, flashbacks and hypersensitive state. She notes that her worries and anxiety is temporally alleviated when she is engaged with her daughter. She denies alcohol abuse but admits to two to three drinks a week.
When you get older, life may get tough. For Diane and her family, they take it one step at a time. Diane Allen is seventy six years old and has a hard time transporting around her daughter’s house. She suffers from dementia and has poor mobility. Dementia is a brain disease that causes long term memory loss.
At the beginning of this case study, a woman in her forties presented with symptoms of dry eye alongside numerous dysfunctions in her right side facial movement and sensation. The dry eye symptoms were causing her discomfort and the facial dysfunction consisted of an extended time between blinks, incomplete right eye closure, forehead smoothing and drooping of her mouth. When evaluating this patient’s symptoms, it seems that the problems relating to dry eye are very likely secondary to the facial dysfunction that is visibly apparent. Specifically the fact that the patient has reduced blinking activity and is suffering from lagophthalmos, incomplete eyelid closure, would lead to a deterioration and lack of replenishment of the tear film layer
A depressed elderly female patient was admitted to the Senior Care Unit of Memorial to treat her diagnoses. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy the client was able to learn that she was afraid to express her needs to her family due to fear of disappointing them. Using the Generalized Contentment Scale consist of ten items the tool was able to measure the effect DBT had on the patient’s depression. The small sample size small proportion frequency did not note any significant changes between the phases (p=0.11). However the D-Index noted a 4% increase in the desired direction.
There are different types of dementia and are described as follows: Fig 1.2 (a) different types of dementia with their percentages There are different types of dementia are Alzheimer’s, vascular, mixed, dementia with lewy’s body and frontotemporal dementia etc. and there are other types of dementia too such as AIDS dementia, Parkinson’s dementia etc. The Alzheimer’s is most common form of dementia. Let us describe the each of them in detail: Alzheimer’s dementia: Fig 1.2(b) area of brain affected and cross-section that is seen from the front in Alzheimer’s dementia. These type of dementia occurs about; this occurs due to the short-term memory loss.