Nursing Care Plan On Dementia
Nursing care plan for the patient with Dementia
Nursing Care Plan On Dementia
- Nursing Care Plan on Dementia
The present nursing care plan is a detailed and thorough outline of the nursing care required for persons with dementia. An understanding of dementia is essential to appreciate this complex disease, its consequences and interventions required in managing it. The nurse should be familiar with both the psychosocial and physical impact that dementia has on an individual’s life. It will also help them know how to approach their client with respect, dignity and empathy.
Ineffective Individual Coping Related to Increased dependence in daily activities, Disorientation and hallucinations from organic brain damage.
Dementia is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder that affects memory and other cognitive functions. Dementia is caused by deterioration of the brain. Dementia can be divided into two types: primary and secondary. The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
Impaired social interaction related to cognitive impairment of communication and attention.
This area is assessed by the nurse who examines the patient’s ability to communicate verbally and nonverbally. Communication includes not only speaking, but also understanding others and being understood. The patient may repeat words or phrases over and over again; this behavior is called perseveration. For example, a patient might say “blue blue blue” while pointing at a blue shirt on their bed. This can be frustrating for both the caregiver and family members.
The nurse should also look at how other people interact with the elderly person in order to evaluate his or her social interactions. The nurse will observe whether visitors are greeted warmly, whether they leave when they need to go home, or if they spend too much time talking as if they were visiting friends instead of patients who require care from professionals only
Risk for injury related to perceptual and psychomotor changes.
As a result of perceptual and psychomotor changes, the patient is at risk for injury related to falls, choking, thermal burns, dehydration, and aspiration.
- Falls: The patient’s risk of falling increases due to decreased insight into the environment and decreased ability to see obstacles or gauge distance. A loss of orientation may result in disorientation as well as a change in gait or balance.
- Choking: With swallowing difficulties associated with dementia and Parkinson’s disease (PD), there is an increased risk for choking on food or fluids. These problems can be exacerbated by impaired vision or hearing loss that limits awareness of potential choking hazards such as small pieces of food left on surfaces around them.
- Burns: Increased confusion may lead to burns caused by scalding hot liquids coming into contact with the skin while they are cooking because they forget they are cooking something on the stovetop or baking something in the oven; this could include placing too many pots/pans on top of each other while cooking so that one pot slides off onto another causing it to fall onto someone else’s foot who is standing nearby; it could also include forgetting where something was put down last time before putting it away again after preparing meals all day long so placing something directly overtop a hot burner instead
Disturbed Thought Processes related to organic brain damage.
Dementia is a general term used to describe a loss of cognitive function beyond what would be expected from normal aging. It is characterized by the degeneration of brain cells, which lead to memory loss and other cognitive problems. Dementia affects about 50 million people worldwide, which means it is likely that you will come in contact with one or more people living with dementia during your career as a nurse.
The following nursing care plan covers an elderly woman who has been diagnosed with dementia by her primary physician and will be evaluated for further care at the local hospital department of geriatrics.
Hopelessness related to progressive nature of illness and loss of Self-identity.
Hopelessness is a feeling of despair, lack of hope, and pessimism about the future. In this case, it refers to the progressive nature of the illness and loss of Self-identity.
This nursing care plan is for patients who have been diagnosed with Dementia.
This nursing care plan is for patients who have been diagnosed with Dementia. Dementia is a chronic, progressive and irreversible disease of the brain that causes impairment of memory, thinking, and behavior. It is a common condition that affects the elderly. The cause of dementia is unclear but it can be related to many different diseases that affect the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington disease.
In conclusion, it is important to remember that the care plan is only a guide for nursing staff. It is not meant to be followed rigidly and should be adjusted as needed by the individual patient or family members. This nursing care plan was created based on information from several academic sources including journals and textbooks.