Title

Progressive Neurodegenerative Diseases and Informal Caregivers

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

One of the leading global health crises at present is different forms of dementia. “About 3% of adults ages 70 to 74 had dementia in 2019, compared with 22% of adults ages 85 to 89 and 33% of adults ages 90 and older.” With the number of individuals diagnosed increasing, the amount of needed geriatric assistance would likely have to proportionally increase. This condition requires caregivers who provide full-time assistance. Oftentimes, these responsibilities are placed on the loved ones of the patient- causing drastic difficulties for the unpaid family member or friend. Informal caregiving can also impact the caregiver financially These responsibilities can impact both the caregivers physical and mental well-being. This study analyzes personal struggles through a survey and verbal interview to truly understand and identify the problems that informal caregivers suffer. The participants answered a section of 12 questions and then were asked to expand on 3 of the questions, selected at random by a numerical generator.

Location

ECL 119

Start Date

3-25-2023 10:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 10:45 AM

Progressive Neurodegenerative Diseases and Informal Caregivers

ECL 119

One of the leading global health crises at present is different forms of dementia. “About 3% of adults ages 70 to 74 had dementia in 2019, compared with 22% of adults ages 85 to 89 and 33% of adults ages 90 and older.” With the number of individuals diagnosed increasing, the amount of needed geriatric assistance would likely have to proportionally increase. This condition requires caregivers who provide full-time assistance. Oftentimes, these responsibilities are placed on the loved ones of the patient- causing drastic difficulties for the unpaid family member or friend. Informal caregiving can also impact the caregiver financially These responsibilities can impact both the caregivers physical and mental well-being. This study analyzes personal struggles through a survey and verbal interview to truly understand and identify the problems that informal caregivers suffer. The participants answered a section of 12 questions and then were asked to expand on 3 of the questions, selected at random by a numerical generator.