Parkinson Disease ( Pd )

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Parkinson Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease symptomized by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow imprecise movements. Typically, the disease affects middle-aged and elderly individuals. PD is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain causing a deficiency of the neurotransmission of dopamine. (1). Given what you know about the members of the family, analyze and comment on the potential effects this condition/illness might have on them. Since Mr. Olsen (Frederic) has transitioned to an Assisted Living community, the family most likely have a sense of relief in logic he will be taken care of in regards to his activities of daily living (ADLs) such as “feeding, dressing, grooming, bathing, assisting with mobility and homemaking” (Atlas, S. J., Matthews, J.R., Fritsvold, E., & Vinall, P.E. 2014). Albeit the physical limitations for the family have been comforted, the psychological effects on the family members are drastic. Most people are shameful of the disease; and ridiculously religious people look at the disease as response to a sin. On a micro perspective family members, may face an economic burden from admitting Mr. Olsen into an Assisted Living home. On top of that, they must figure out a schedule that will be conducive for them to take Mr. Olsen back and forth to his doctor visits. (2). How might the various family members react to them? John Ella’s husband probably feel that he should try another alternative such as the Native

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