Overdementia Patients With Dementia

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Breast cancer is also another very prevalent disease that affects many women worldwide. However, with modern technology, it is easy to identify those women who are at high-risk for developing breast cancer through looking at mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. This can be very controversial, due to the fact that once women find that they’re positive for the gene mutations, they may choose to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy. In doing so, a woman can decrease her risk of developing breast cancer by 90%-95% (McQuirter, Castiglia, Loiselle, & Wong, 2010, p. 313). However, issues such as surgical complications and body image concerns prevent many women from choosing such an option. This study focused on exploring the process of making a decision…show more content…
Many dementia patients that are nearing end of life don’t get the care that they need, and this has become an issue. Healthcare personnel need to practice more effective communication, and understand possible “causes of anxiety, fear and resistance to care when carrying out interventions” (Regan, Tapley, & Jolley, 2014, p. 37). Pain relief methods have not been very effective in dementia patients, and in order to provide good end of life care, healthcare providers need to properly assess patients with dementia to adequately treat their pain as they near end of life. It is difficult to tell with dementia patients when they near end of life if they are in pain, which can explain why healthcare providers may not be able to alleviate certain symptoms adequately. Studies have shown that symptom management and the showing of compassion are not as effective as they should be in dementia patients, and this article focuses on ways in which this can be…show more content…
It is vital to communication to realize that the patients’ actions can just be the illness manifesting itself. Therapeutic communication can help the patient calm down, and allow for the proper care to be delivered. Dementia patients exhibit fear and have acts of violence or aggression because of perceptual disturbances that distort the way in which they see things. Unrelieved pain can also cause the patient’s behavior to change, such as increased irritability and agitation. In order to fix this, healthcare providers need to implement better pain assessments and pain management. If the patient is unable to communicate, looking at their behavior can give insight as to whether the patient is experiencing pain or
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