International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
A study to identify the risk for Alzheimer’s disease among geriatric people in Venkatachalam, Nellore
Kalavathi B, Suchitra S, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive irreversible degenerative neurological disease that begins insidiously and is characterized by gradual losses of cognitive functions and disturbance in behavior and affect. It begins with gradual decrease in memory, emotional, stability and general functioning. The initial symptoms usually appear between the ages of 40 to 60. Intellectual ability and personality functioning gradually decrease.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of autism among school children in selected schools.
Objectives: 1. To determine the prevalence of autism among school children in selected schools at Nellore. 2. To find the association between prevalence of autism among school children with their socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 geriatric people in Venkatachalam were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique method.
Results: Among 100 samples, 68(68%) have no signs, 21(21%) had mild signs, 11(11%) have moderate signs and none of them had severe signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
Kalavathi B, Suchitra S, Latha P, Dr. Indira Arumugam. A study to identify the risk for Alzheimer’s disease among geriatric people in Venkatachalam, Nellore. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2019;1(2):07-09.