Vignettes - Mrs A and her family, current experience

Mrs. A is in her 70s and lives with her husband in a small village in a rural area. Mrs A’s daughter and her family live nearby. Over the last year her family has become increasingly worried about Mrs. A, as she keeps losing things and puts items into odd places. A friend has told the daughter that Mrs. A had been wondering in the village and seemed a bit lost. The daughter is worried about what people may think or say about and how they may react to her mother. Mrs. A used to have a very neat house and looked after her appearance. She also helped her daughter with the children. Over the last few months Mrs. A seems to be no longer interested in these things. Mother and daughter used to have a good relationship, but recently there have been a number or arguments. The daughter is thinking of taking Mrs. A to the community health centre, but she knows that her mother does not like to go there.

Brazil

Even though Mrs. Amélia does not like to go to the community health centre (primary care unit), her daughter would try to convince her to make an appointment with a doctor. Possibly, she would take her mother to a traditional healer before taking her to a doctor. Given her mother’s reluctance to go to the […]

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Kenya

Mrs Ambetsa lives in a small rural village with her husband while her daughter and the family live nearby. She started losing things and putting things in odd places causing much worry to the family about her state of mind. But after her daughter found her roaming in the village seeming lost, she began thinking […]

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Jamaica

Mrs Audrey’s unwillingness to visit the community health centre may prompt her daughter to reach out to Mrs Audrey’s General Practitioner (GP) located at the community health centre or family doctor working on the day of visit/contact. These healthcare professionals are likely from the same community and would be the preferred choice due to familiarity […]

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Indonesia

Due to the geographical location in a village in Bengkayang, West Borneo (about 2 hours motorcycle ride from Bengkayang district hospital, and about 5.5 hours to Pontianak, the province’s capital city), the family may have less or no access to information about dementia. It is quite likely that they may never even have heard of […]

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India

Mrs Anand is in her 70s and lives with her husband in a small village in rural South India. Mrs Anand’s daughter and her family live nearby. Over the last year her family has become increasingly worried about Mrs Anand, as she keeps losing things and puts items into odd places. A friend has told […]

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