Where to Care Older Adults with Dementia?
|Department of Geriatric Mental Health, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Indrapal Singh
Department of Geriatric Mental Health
Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University
Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received February 11, 2013; Accepted February 16, 2013; Published February 19, 2013|
|Citation: Singh I (2013) Where to Care Older Adults with Dementia? J Gerontol Geriat Res 2:119. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000119|
|Copyright: © 2013 Singh I. 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.|
Most of the patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia may become dependent on the caregivers/family members with the natural progression of the disease severity. In addition, these patients frequently have Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), which have been found to be associated with significant caregiver’s burden and increased Nursing Home (NH) placement. With the increasing severity of cognitive impairment of the patient and BPSD, the caregiver’s burden worsened further. The family members frequently experience protracted stress and physical demands, which consequently leads to psychiatric morbidity, physical health problems and poor quality-of-life among them.