Assignment 4 Essay

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Alzheimer’s disease
P5
Care treatments that can be given to help
Strategy
Care Setting
Statutory or non-statutory
Formal or informal carers
How is the strategy helpful?
How important is this strategy?
GP
The GP can be found in your local surgery, but can also make arrangements for an ‘out of hours’ service.

This type of care is statutory because everyone should have a GP in which they can go to and discuss their problems with.
Provides formal care
This strategy is helpful because your GP can offer information on helpful services and refer you to other professionals that can help in your situation. Also as your GP see’s you regularly, they will be able to pick up on any progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
This strategy is important because your GP will be able to pick up on what is going wrong, and offer you some help and guidance so that you can cope with what’s going on.

Nurses
Nurses can be found in your local surgeries and hospitals, and offer assistance to your GP’s and doctors. They also help to carry out check-ups and generally care for you.
This type of care is statutory because whenever you visit your GP/doctor there will be a nurse there to assist them.
Provides formal care

This strategy is helpful because they can offer you care and support while you are in hospital, or just visiting your local surgery.
This strategy is important because they are there to care for you while you’re visiting the doctor/GP, and they try and reassure you that you’re going to be ok, and calm you down.
Pharmacist
An individual is able to go to a pharmacist and pick up their prescription given to them by their doctor. Or for someone that has Alzheimer’s and might forget to do this, they offer a home delivery service.

The type of care is statutory because everyone is entitled to getting the medication they need – and it is important that you take this medication.
Provides formal care
This strategy is helpful because it means that you are getting the medication you need, and you simply just have to go collect it – or they offer a service which delivers it to your house, which could be helpful for someone who has Alzheimer’s and might forget to collect them.
This strategy is important as it means they are getting the correct medication, as if they were to try and get it themselves they might get it muddled up, and end up with the wrong pills. Pharmacists can also put the pills into day-by-day containers, so that the individual knows they are taking the right pills for that day, and don’t take too many or too little.
Home carer
There are many different services which provide home carers – however you may have to pay for these services unless is has been assessed by the local authority.
This type of care is statutory because people with Alzheimer’s tend to forget easily and need help with looking after themselves.
Provides formal care
This strategy is helpful because it means there is someone who can be at home to care for you, and make sure you are taking your medication.
This strategy is important because it means that the carer is there to stop the individual from wondering off and getting lost, make sure that they are eating enough, and also keeping themselves clean by keeping good hygiene.

Therapies that can be given to help
Strategy
Care Setting
Statutory or non-statutory
Formal or informal carers
How is the strategy helpful?
How important is this strategy?
Counsellor
A counsellor

This type of care is non-statutory as you are entitled to say whether or not you want it.
Provides formal care
This strategy is helpful as it gives you the chance to talk in confidence to a trained professional about problems or issues that you are experiencing.
This strategy is important because it allows you to be able to talk to someone about what you are going through and they can provide help and guidance.
Psychotherapy
Psychologists often work with consultants within memory clinics as part of a team, and they offer you support and…