The purpose of this research is to investigate the ways in which the effect of Alzheimer in elderly persons can be cared for, with focus on the role of caregivers. Having carried out an online search, the research articles included both quantitative and qualitative studies. Furthermore, a detailed thematic analysis brought up three main themes from the literatures which include: the effect of Alzheimer on the elderly, caring for Alzheimer patients, and caregivers burden and adaptation. Consequently, the central message deduced from the work is that, Alzheimer disease affects the elderly in a number of ways. Physiologically, the disease causes decreased appetite and difficulty in eating. It also creates the tendency for over dependency on relations, hence the importance of care-givers. However, there is need to provide support to caregivers to decrease care-giving stress and enhance feelings of competence, so as to improve not just the caregiver’s well-being, but also the experience of the person with Alzheimer receiving care.
Keywords: Alzheimer disease, caregivers and patients.
HOW TO CITE
Ugwu Jovita Nnenna (2023). Effect of the Burden of Alzheimer Disease on Caregivers: A Review. IAA Journal of Biological Sciences 10(1):7-12.