PEMBERDAYAAN PERAWATAN PALIATIF PARA KADER TENTANG DAMPAK DEMENSIA ALZHEIMER DI DESA PALUH SIBAJI
Keywords:EMPOWERMENT, PALIATIVE CARE, CADRES, IMPACT, ALZHEIMER DEMENTIA
Dementia is a symptom of brain damage affecting a person's ability to think, remember, judge, speak, change moods, and communicate. This disorder makes it difficult for people with Alzheimer's disease to carry out their daily activities. In severe disease conditions, sufferers will always need the presence of other people and are never able to be independent (Kusuma, 2013). The decline in cognitive function that occurs does not take place immediately, but gradually. The first function that experiences a decrease in attention is often identified from the condition of someone who is traveling alone, for whatever reason he gets lost. Personality changes also occur as a result of decreased memory and attention which is marked by apathy, withdrawal, not being able to speak properly and fluently (Kusuma, 2013). The methods used in activities include carrying out empowerment. The community was formed through several activities, namely: coordinating with RT administrators, hamlets, and community leaders providing empowerment services for the impact of Alzheimer's dementia, carrying out planting. The results achieved after participating in this activity, the people of Paluh Sibaji Village know the impact of Alzheimer's dementia.