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Caregiver Burden and its Effects on the Diet and Nutritional Status Of Family Caregivers Of the Older Adult with Dementia

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2020
Abstract/Description:
Dementia is a disease commonly found in older adults which impairs proper cognitive function and the ability of dementia patients to carry out daily tasks. Hence, there is a need for caregivers who can assist the patients by taking them through their daily living activities. Prior research has primarily been focused on the impact of this disease on the patient's quality of living without shedding ample light on the struggles that caregivers face. Caregivers undergo high-stress levels relative to the number of tasks they carryout for their patients and other contributing factors. Burdens that each dementia caregiver faces can take a toll on their physical and emotional health. This paper highlights the effects of caregiving on the caretakers’ nutrition and physical health and proposes a method for investigating the impacts of telehealth nutritionist intervention on the diets of caregivers and their dementia patients.
Title: Caregiver Burden and its Effects on the Diet and Nutritional Status Of Family Caregivers Of the Older Adult with Dementia.
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Name(s): Nwiloh, Abigail, author
Trivigno, Catherine, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 41 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Dementia is a disease commonly found in older adults which impairs proper cognitive function and the ability of dementia patients to carry out daily tasks. Hence, there is a need for caregivers who can assist the patients by taking them through their daily living activities. Prior research has primarily been focused on the impact of this disease on the patient's quality of living without shedding ample light on the struggles that caregivers face. Caregivers undergo high-stress levels relative to the number of tasks they carryout for their patients and other contributing factors. Burdens that each dementia caregiver faces can take a toll on their physical and emotional health. This paper highlights the effects of caregiving on the caretakers’ nutrition and physical health and proposes a method for investigating the impacts of telehealth nutritionist intervention on the diets of caregivers and their dementia patients.
Identifier: FA00003717 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2020.
Collection: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
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