Family Caregiver Intervention

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To address the stressor problems, it requires coping strategies and intervention programs to aid in the reduction of stress and caregiver burnout. This has resulted in improving the quality of care an Alzheimer patient receives (Capezuti, 2013). Aboulafia-Brakha, Suchecki, Gouveia-Paulino, Nitrini, & Ptak (2014) discovered severe stressors a family caregiver experiences cause increased secretion of diurnal cortisol which is produced in the adrenal gland. Normally, in most cases, cortisol secretion levels have a high pattern in the morning and decreasing throughout the day. The results of their study showed an increase in cortisol levels by the end of the day indicating mental or psychological stress. These results prove again caregivers…show more content…
This study revealed caregivers focusing on the positive aspects of caregiving increased their appreciation for life and were able to build stronger relationships with others according to Tarlow et al. 2004 (as cited in Semiatin & O’Connor, 2012). Semiatin & O’Connor (2012) asserts self-efficacy is a psychological aspect to factor in as an intervention to influence the caregiver ability to envision positive aspects of caregiving for AD patients (Semiatin & O’Connor,…show more content…
Without a cure, this disease has created an extreme burden on the family members who become the caregivers. Research maintains AD and Dementia caregivers experience greater physical and psychological stressors, putting them at extreme risk without intervention program support. Research has identified the family caregiver is the one who suffers deeply as the result of the 10 stressors associated with AD caregivers. They experience a major decline in the mental, physical, and well-being aspects of their lives. Throughout the research on the topic of self-care for caregivers, the primary stressor is

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