Student perspective on the health and care of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Joanna Samborska, Agnieszka Krawczyk‑Wasielewska

2 (43) 2015 s. 122–124
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Fraza do cytowania: Samborska J., Krawczyk‑Wasielewska A. Student perspective on the health and care of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Polski Przegląd Nauk o Zdrowiu. 2015;2(43):122–124.

Dementia is a symptom of a chronic progressive course or in which a worsening cognitive symptoms beyond the average aging. People with dementia often need help in the early stages of the disease and become totally dependent on their caregivers. Caregivers often have to give up part or completely with their work or change it to a less demanding. Caregivers often you are deprived of outside help, especially since very little support programs aimed at helping caregivers of patients with dementia. The surveys assessing the degree of burden caregivers of patients with dementia students observed that the family is well versed on the needs and expectations of the patient. Put aside their own needs on the back burner, addicted his plans of duties to a relative, and sometimes even completely give up their private life. Students observed load in both the physical and mental condition. For caregivers certainly would be helpful online platform that combines people struggling with daily care of relatives. This could be a source of knowledge about the disease, as well as a place to exchange valuable information, tips and experiences with people in a similar situation.

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