HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS The patient is a 56 year old female who has recently lost her job and has been financially struggling. She has isolated herself from friends and family members. She claims to be close to her older sister but they have not spoken for the last month due to the patients’ recent behaviors. She denied illicit drug abuse she reports no legal problems and no medical problems. Patient hasn’t been feeling depressed but finds it difficult to be around anybody.
Moreover, Melinda’s behavioural issues stem from her depression and lack of desire to actively engage in her life. To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.
I never really fully cried, but I did loose a lot of sleep after my grandparents death. My mother was worried for a while because I would not sleep and my health was beginning to diminish. She ended up taking me to the doctor and they declared that I was suffering from insomnia. There was no explanation, but I knew that I was still grieving my grandparents, it was the only way that I could; since no one would know that I would cry in the middle of the night. About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear.
This was shocking to me because of how bad the conditions are with people with disabilities. According to the USAToday it states that people with mental disabilities are not even getting the simplest care and is causing some to even die stating, "We have a wasteland of people who have died and been disabled because of inadequate care." this surprised me because it was more than just a social issue it was an issue that was taking the lives of people for no reason, just because they didn 't feel they were important compared to the people who were suffering from cancer when the results of both diseases can be fatal. That is why we need to start taking action. To start taking action people could do multiple things starting even before the child is born.
Due to the treatment of her in foster homes, Genie was scared to speak and she had regressed back to silence. Socialization is very important in child development. It is how we learn to communicate and interact amongst others. Genie did not get the chance to develop these skills and that made it much more difficult for her to learn as she got older. Growing up she had never really ever spoken a single word, so she never learned how to speak.
Which possibly could have turned the entire case around she chose to stay quiet and comply with what everyone was telling her. Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
Lydia is a 45-year-old woman, who has been paralyzed for over six months due to a car accident. Since then, she can only communicate through nodding her head, and also has been on a ventilator for respiratory assistance and receiving tube feedings at Little Falls Hospital. Moreover, she was diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer before the accident. The medical staffs are uncertain as to whether she can understand what is going on to make any decisions about her life. An advance directive has been located however, a copy could not be found.
My mom mad frequent stops to see me but couldn’t stay long because she had my sister to take care as well as work. I went home on the sixth day and had to return to the hospital the next day. My stomach was in more pain then what I had before I went the first time. I can’t remember anything past arriving at the emergency room, until the point that I woke up to my grandmother singing with the gospel channel on the hospital TV (she had the most beautiful voice. It was also the first time I ever heard her sing).
In late adulthood, many people are categorized and judged solely on the basis of their chronological age. This is called ageism. Ageism is a form of stereotyping. Just as racism and sexism hurt the feelings of the people “grouped” in those categories, the elderly who are grouped together by ageism can be full of self-doubt, depression, anxiety, and ageism can lead to serious medical issues. The stereotype of ageism often causes a person over the age of 65 to refrain from asking for help.
Mrs. B, a chronically weak bed bound 78 year old woman was in the hospital for an acute change of mental status. Her baseline was that she was alert and oriented but needed assistance with activities of daily living except feeding herself. She had a 24/7 caregiver caring for her, but recently it was reduced to 6 hours a day because she was financially unable to pay for it. I was taking care of her and witnessed the social worker from Adult Protective Services speaking to her about her safety and trying to arrange for her to move into an assisted living facility. This would be paid for through a Medicaid waiver, but the patient refused.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, passed away on (Sunday) July 26th. The 22-year old was being treated at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Georgia. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months," the Houston family statement read. Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub back in January, and she had been in a medically induced coma for nearly five months.
My senior year, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was given six months to live since she refused to take chemo and radiation. At that time, I was a teenager, recently kicked out of my house by my stepfather at the age of 16. Let me explain, I was at work, I had done nothing wrong it was my sister who he was mad at, but I paid the cost of her actions. My mother stayed there with him leaving us to our own device.
They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org). To the right is a picture showing the ages of people affected by Alzheimer 's. Based on this graph, the most affected age is
As my father called my brother John and I into my parents’ room, I could feel the negative energy as it filled the house with sorrow. My 67 year old grandmother had been in MD Anderson Cancer Center for months, fighting leukemia, a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body 's ability to fight infection. “Acute Myeloid Leukemia occurs predominantly in the elderly and more than half of the cases are diagnosed in the subjects aged more than 60 years.” She spent an extensive amount of time laying in her hospital bed suffering with modest hopes of survival. We almost certainly knew her last days were approaching. According to Felicetto Ferrara’s article regarding therapeutic approaches for the recovery of leukemia, doctors should focus
Being divorced at a young age, Clara is reminiscent about her former marriage and is unable to overcome her past. She has had the same job at the same insurance company for almost two decades and remains living alone in the same house as she did when she was a child, even after her parents’ passing. Because she cannot let go of her prior life, she does not have the means or the incentives to “[make] something of herself” (Endicott 5). Clara’s need for redemption stems from her “state of mild despair” (4) as she is a middle-aged woman who has “nothing to show for [her life]” (4). Even without any burdens or financial stress, Clara feels that she is being “buried alive” (4) and constantly thinks about how “useless [she feels] in the world.” To Clara, there seemed to be some sort of “barrier between” (6) her and the world that she could not be