Loving Touch: Treatment for Rejection of CareLadislav Volicer*
School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, USA
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- Ladislav Volicer
School of Aging Studies
University of South Florida
Tampa, 2337 Dekan Lane Land O Lakes
FL 34639, USA
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Received date: December 14, 2015; Accepted date: December 19, 2015; Published date: December 26, 2015
Citation: Volicer L (2015) Loving Touch: Treatment for Rejection of Care. Aging Sci 3:e116. doi:10.4172/2329-8847.1000e116
Copyright: © 2015 Volicer L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Alzheimer’s disease is a major problem for the health care system because its prevalence is increasing with an aging population. There is no effective medication, which would prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon, and therefore appropriate care for people with this disease is increasingly important. In addition to cognitive deficits that result in functional impairments and a need for care partner, people with dementia often exhibit behaviors that may be more disturbing than the cognitive deficits. Care partners are most disturbed if people with dementia do not cooperate with their caregiving efforts and reject care . People with dementia may actually fight with care partners if they feel that the care is not necessary, or if they do not understand the care partners’ intentions.