“When I’m not sure I often hide as I don’t want the boss to know”, “once I understand the tasks a little more then, I have time to do the bits I really like”, “I wrap her in a towel and cuddle and rock her, telling her that this is a good place and we care”. In other words the first person is saying they use strategies associated with protection, the second one has learnt how to balance their work and the third has entered the engaged mode.
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect how well our brains work. Dementia can affect anyone, and as people get older the chances of developing dementia increase. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease – which around two-thirds of people with dementia have.
A study conducted by University of Otago researchers has examined the prevalence of loneliness in the elderly community. Titled: Comparison of Psychosocial Variables Associated With Loneliness In Centenarian vs Elderly Populations in New Zealand, the study has been published in the international JAMA Open Network medical journal.