A REVIEW OF BURDEN OF CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Sayyidah Aqilah Ridzuan, Siti Eliza Darussalam, Nur Hazrina Mohamed Hisham, Prashaantini Namasivayam, Yam Min Yi Nichole, Danial Syafiq Shahrir Zaid, Nurul Huda Mohd Nor, Mohd Hazmi Mohamed, Ching Siew Mooi, Navin Kumar Devaraj, Iskasymar Bin Itam Ismail, Hasnur Zaman Hashim, Liyana Najwa Inche Mat, Hoo Fan Kee, Hamidon Basri, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman
  MNJ, pp. 42-45  

Abstract


Many are still unaware of the fact that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) also affects the caregivers quite significantly. Caregivers refer to people who are accountable of taking care of AD patients which provide helps with his or her daily living activities and may become a full-time commitment for the caregiver. This gives rise to a concept called caregiver burden. As these caregivers spend most of their time taking care of AD patients, most of them suffer psychologically as well as physically.
Unfortunately, the risk of mental and physical impairment among the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patient may cause poor quality of life to both the patients and their caregivers. In addition, due to their role and responsibilities as a caretaker, they often do not have the opportunity to seek help and advices. This review article was conducted by sieving through numerous literature and studies regarding the challenges and how to help the burden of the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients . This paper aims to give and overview, suggestions as well as to increase the awareness of the caregiver’s burden.


Keywords


Dementia; Alzheimer disease; caregivers; factors; interventions; care; burden

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