Support Group Case Study

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The support group for caregivers of loved ones with dementia is a self-helping, problem solving, and support group. They provide a communicative support network for caregivers, as well as, assistance in solving problems. the group bands together to help caregivers cope with day-to-day tasks and life problems. This group meets once a month in one of the classrooms at Garden Park hospital, for 1 hour.
The group 's purpose and overall goal is to provide support and assistance to helping caregivers of terminally ill dementia and Alzheimer 's patients cope with their roles as a caregiver and as a loved one. This is reached through a relaxed setting that puts the caregivers at ease and allows them to openly and freely talk about their
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The meeting was Co LED buy an intern working towards their masters in social work. There was only a co-leader due to it being at a learning experience for the intern to be able to dissipate in leading support group. The group leaders could prepare for each term that the group conversation took. They had plenty of knowledge on the subject and the stages and which most caregivers and their loved ones go through. To ground rules were set at the beginning of the meeting one everybody participates two everybody has a turn to speak on each topic openly and be…show more content…
According to Alzheimer’s in dementia caregiver Center there are 10 symptoms to detect stress and the caregiver. These symptoms are: denial, anger, social withdrawal, anxiety, depression, exertion, sleeplessness, irritability, lack of concentration, and health problems. (Caregiver Stress | Caregiver Center, n.d.) If not addressed these symptoms of stress can cause more problems for the caregiver then they anticipated. In the meeting, it was mentioned that there is a high percentage of caregivers die before the person they are caring for. The statement was backed up by status given by Caregiver Action Network that has reported that that state about 70% of caregivers report that they do not see a doctor and a little over 60% report having bad health habits and eating habits (Nidetch, L., Vasan, P., & Greenwald,
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