Symptoms And Types Of Neurological Disorders

1488 WordsMay 7, 20176 Pages
Neurological disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, SPD etc have behavioral challenges and durations that are unpredictable. As the neurological disorders progress, the physical, emotional and cognitive needs increase creating an obligation of family members or others to provide care. This responsibility is often taken by an immediate family member such as parents, partner or children. Neurological disorders take a slow pace towards betterment so it requires family members to play multiple roles, that of a caregiver also assuming the financial and household responsibilities. Some neurological disorders progress with time, putting the caregiver in charge for decades. Care giving help in drawing family members closer and also brings…show more content…
This can result to care giving burden, which Buhse 2008 defines as “a multidimensional response to physical, psychological, emotional, social and financial stressors associated with the care giving experience.” Caregivers have responsibilities that are widespread and entail much more rather than just the care of the recipient. Dealing with all kinds of care needs is not something that is planned for years or decades into the future. Care giving responsibilities are far more than physical needs, it also involves proper guidance as what to do but it is rare to find role models who can help and guide the caregivers through the challenging journey they are on. Care giving requires a well thought out plan to manage this reality at the point in which it occurs, be that while developing as an individual, raising a family or preparing for retirement but unfortunately care givers do not get enough time to have it all planned. They also have to face physical, emotional, psychological and financial challenges without anyone to help them get through. The patient has the caregivers support but there is no one for the caregiver. The lifestyle of the caregiver needs to be adjusted in order to help the patient recover, this leads to drastic changes that is incorporated quickly. Sudden change in lifestyle can make one feel lonely and socially isolated as the peers and colleagues have different socializing patterns that
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