Abuse and Niece Jane Essay

Submitted By AdamC123456
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Bill is a man that has dementia and lives with his niece Jane. He oftens asked the same questions regularly this annoys Jane because she thinks he is doing this on badness, so she shouts into his face this scares and she also pushes him onto his bed, this causes bruising to Bill. This abuse is both physical and psychological abuse. Physical abuse is abuse that hurts the person the body and psychological abuse is harming the person’s mental state. With some forms of abuse in the UK physical and psychological abuse are both at 0.4%. 37% of abusers are family members, the category that Jane is fitted in. While in the Republic of Ireland 1.2% psychological and 0.5% physical of people 65+ were abused.
The physical effect on Bill will be a major problem in the long term because it can cause other illnesses with brittle bones having a very change of breaking some of his bones. This can be very serious, especially if he breaks his hip because a large percentage of old people that break their hip dies, so it is very likely to result in death. Since Jane hurts him, he won’t get fed as much as he normally would have because he’ll not able to fed himself which is obviously dangerous because that can also result in early death but before that he will be more vulnerable to sickness and will have a weaker immune system.
The emotional distress will be very likely to happen to Bill as a result to Jane’s action because he already is mentally unstable due to dementia being linked with depression.
Another a big long term affect that can happen to Bill is the social interaction can become even less sociable because he will feel isolated. Since he has dementia and some of its big symptoms are loss of memory and not being able to talk properly which means he won’t be able to communicate to other people as well as he previously could have. Bill can react towards Jane in strange behaviour by lashing out at him, swearing and saying inappropriate things to Bill.
Poor health is another problem effecting Bill, which links in with what I had already written with potential physical illnesses like broken bones and high blood pressure because he is will be suffering stress which cause high blood pressure, which will be especially common in people his age. There are many different factors that will affect Bill. With being fearful living alone being the main thing, because he is currently only living with his niece Jane who must of taken care of him on a voluntary basis…