Impact of Dementia on Life Satisfaction, Happiness and Quality of Life among Elderly People in Sialkot
AbstractObjective: Dementia is the forgetfulness, which is very common among elderly people, and causes marked differences in the intellectual, social, and occupational aspects of people's life. The purpose of the current study is to examine the impact of dementia on quality of life, life satisfaction and happiness among elderly people.
MethodsThe current research is a qualitative research and it is based on random sampling technique. Sample was collected from 90 elderly people above 65 years, both males and females, of Sialkot.
Results Results of Pearson correlation shows that there is a negative correlation between dementia and three dependent variables; life satisfaction (-.632), Quality of life ( -.760 ) and Happiness (-.588), means when dementia level increases then there is a decrease in the levels of life satisfaction, Quality of life and Happiness and vice versa, and p<0.05, means there is significant correlation. But the results of One-Way MANOVA shows that Quality of Life and Happiness is dependent on Dementia (as p<0.05), but Life Satisfaction do not have statistically significant dependence (as p>0.05).
Conclusion From the results of the present study, it is concluded that dementia impact negatively on life satisfaction, quality of life and happiness. If dementia severity increases, there is a decrease in the level of life satisfaction, quality of life and happiness among elderly people. The impact of dementia on Quality of Life and Happiness is statistically significant, but on Life Satisfaction impact is not statistically significant. This means that Life Satisfaction affected negatively due to dementia, but its extent is very small to be noted statistically.
Keywords:dementia, quality of life, happiness, life satisfaction, elder people.
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