Levels of Stress, Depression and Social Support of People Care Alzheimer Patients

Author(s): Ercument Erbay*


Alzheimer’s is a challenging disease that harms patients’ relatives psychosocially. Individuals who have been maintaining the patient’s care function from the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease and living under the same roof with the patient have severe psychological problems and have difficulties in dealing with them.

It is not easy to tolerate that the individual you live with does not remember you, cannot perform daily functions, break with work life, cannot find the way to the house where he lives, and eventually becomes dependent on the bed. It is necessary to understand the process of the relatives of the patients correctly and to develop services in this direction.

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