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- After reading the information on cognitive decline, Alzheimerâ€™s and Dementia, and also the modern challenges of families in regards to structures and geographical distance, it is important to acknowledge the issues of elder care-giving where these two aspects intersect. After completing this weekâ€™s reading, address the following:
- Visit the Alzheimerâ€™s Association website (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from the reading and the information on this site, present three ways in which people can proactively try to avoid the onset of Alzheimerâ€™s Dementia.
- Watch the Nightline video,
Experience 12 minutes in Alzheimerâ€™s Dementia (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Explain the challenges of care-giving for an Alzheimerâ€™s Dementia sufferer in the home.
- Watch the PBS NewsHour video, Easing the Burden for Families of Long-term Caregiving (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., 42 Percent of Working Americans Are Caregiving for Older Family Member (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and read the Chapter 7 section on care-giving. Explain three challenges for modern care-givers. How is social policy seeking to address these challenges?
For some, the challenges of the burden of care-giving are too great and require family members to place their loved ones in a care facility. In the final video from CNN, Dementia Village (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.we learn about a state of the art facility in the Netherlands which houses Dementia patients in a secure â€˜villageâ€™ facility. What are some of the benefits of care for patients in a facility such as Hogeweyk? What are the benefits for care-givers? [A highlight, text version of CNNâ€™s â€˜Dementia Village (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.â€™ is located here http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/11/world/europe/wus-holland-dementia-village/index.html]
Your initial full post should be at least 600 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types.
Markson, E. W., Stein, P. J., & Alden, E. L. (2016). Social gerontology: Issues & prospects [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/ for Chapter 7.
Alzheimerâ€™s Association/Prevention and Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_prevention_and_risk.asp