Care -giving and Caregiver Stress: A Case Report

Jathanna, Roopalekha PN and Latha, KS (2008) Care -giving and Caregiver Stress: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 22 (3&4). pp. 456-466.

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In the Indian society, the cultural values and the raditional practices emphasize that the elderly members of the family should be treated with honor and respect. The families of the aged persons are expected to ensure the needed care and support for the aged. Elder abuse is seen often in cognitively impaired persons in addition to others with severe physical and psychiatric disabilities. It can take two forms- the patient being abused by the caregiver or caregiver himself being subjected to abuse. This paper intends to examine these issues of elder abuse in caregiver setting of patients with dementia in the light of available data of a long-term project by the authors and suggests its implications. In addition, the related issues of the problems, stresses, and strains of informal caregivers of the persons with dementia are highlighted

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Care-giving, Dementia, Emotional stress, Physical disabilities, Elder abuse
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Health Information Management
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 09:29
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2012 09:29

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