May 16, 2022

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They will investigate the health conditions of Alzheimer's caregivers on the island

They will investigate the health conditions of Alzheimer’s caregivers on the island

They suggest that the study could help provide better guidance regarding the health of a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient.

Alzheimer’s patient caregiver. Photo: shutterstock.

The medical literature indicates that Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative—progressive and irreversible disorder that affects the brain and affects memory, reasoning, and behavior, which is why it is important that Person He who cares about you cares about your health, for it will depend on what you can offer you Person With Alzheimer’s disease, proper care.

A person with Alzheimer’s disease can be cared for at home, as long as there is a healthy balance between the care provided and the caregiver’s other responsibilities.

In this sense, the Ponce University of Health Sciences highlighted that it has initiated a study dedicated to verifying the quality of life and finding out the overburden of caregivers for this population in the Caguas region.

Among the criteria for participation, they must reside in: Aibonito, Aguas Buenas, Cidra, Caguas, Cayey, Maunabo, Gurabo, Humacao, Juncos, Las Piedras, Naguabo, San Lorenzo, Yabucoa. Be over 21 years old and have access to the Internet

Alzheimer’s Association in Puerto points out that those responsible for caring for the sick person They carry a very heavy burden that can cause emotional, physical, social and economic stress. For its part, the Department of Health confirmed in its latest report Alzheimer’s disease ranks sixth Death in the United States, while in Puerto Rico ranks fourth from death

The association states that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease may require sacrifices and changes in the priorities and roles of other family members. Many of these difficulties can be overcome or their impact reduced by learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and the services available to your family members.

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