Case Study on the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on the Patient and Family


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Case Study: Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Patient and Family
Introduction to the Patient and Family
In this case, it is evident that Min, who has Alzheimer’s disease, is not getting the care that she needs within her dyadic relationship with her husband. Min’s husband Kim is not only in the process of mourning the end of what used to be his relationship with his wife, but he is also frustrated and even embarrassed of who his wife is now that she is seriously ill. He is also overly tired because of the work it takes to manage Min’s care and the household, as well as because she has taken to a different sleep schedule which has compromised Kim’s own health and well-being. He has no support from other family members due to distance and...
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