Alzheimerâ€™s disease is a condition with increasing incidence in our population. There is no differential diagnosis, so the onset of the disease may go unnoticed by others. By the time the patient reaches the moderate stage of the disease, manifestations are quite apparent to others and the required level of care often places tremendous strain on the caregiver. Caregiver role strain is a nursing diagnosis that is frequently applied in the situation.
After reading the above information, discuss the following points (minimum of 250 words):
Since patient wandering and confusion are common for the patient with moderate-to-severe Alzheimerâ€™s disease, what would the RN teach the family about maintaining a safe environment? Provide three examples.
How would the RN adjust the teaching teaching based on the familyâ€™s educational level, socioeconomic status or culture? Provide two examples
What are common symptoms of caregiver role strain?
Provide one nursing diagnosis statement (statement must include an actual nursing diagnosis, related factor and as evidenced by) that may be appropriate for a patient with moderate-to-severe Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
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