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Impact of Dementia on Families

Mrs. Levi is a 95 year old female with a long history of dementia living at home with her daughter. Mrs. Levi is having a worsening in her memory, frequent crying outbursts and decreased mobility. Her daughter, Nora, is having a difficult time managing her own job and her mother. Nora has been missing work and is not sleeping at night.

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What are some of the issues you can identify from reading this case history?

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What community resources are available to assist Mrs. Levi and her daughter?

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What options are available to Mrs. Levi and her daughter to help them in this situation?

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Of the resources and options available to help families like this in your community what are the costs involved? How much would it cost for a family to provide optimal care for someone like Mrs. Levi? What happens to families who cannot afford this?