Quality of life of family carers for patients with dementia
This dissertation will be a secondary proposal and will explore the concept of dementia care but with in-depth focus on quality of life of family carers and the strategy to improve the quality of life. The finding in this dissertation is based on the review of relevant literatures on the quality of life of carers of people with dementia. It was discovered from the literatures reviewed that the quality of life of carers are generally poor which is as a result of the state of the person with dementia. Poor quality of life is usually associated with poor physical health such as hypertension, poor psychological state e.g. depression and anxiety, poor relationship with both care recipient and the general public; owing to poor communication and feeling of stigma and isolation. Most of the research articles reviewed, examined interventions put in place for family carers to support dementia patients. One of the strategies involves the carers going for a break from caring in order to avoid being overwhelmed by the situation. The goal is to improve the quality of life of the family carers using lewin’s model of change.
This change can be done through educational therapy and support groups. The goal is to improve the quality of life of the family carers using lewin’s model of change.
This change can be done through educational therapy and support groups. Leaflets on what dementia is, how it can be managed and supports groups available within the community will be provided to the family carers and be given in their general surgery by theri local GP.