Mentally retarded children are born to families in every strata of society, to the very poor and the very rich, the illiterate and the highly educated. Family members and care givers experience a wide range of powerful emotions in a response to a diagnosis of mental retardation, including denial, shock, anger, guilt, embarrassment, depression, withdrawal, ambivalence, disillusionment and fear. The influence of care givers among these people isimportant in day to day life, the personal and socio economic attitudes towards patients, and as discussed in this study. The study deals about the relationship between the care givers and the care recipient, the nature of the care recipient’s disability and the stage of the care giving process.
Nisanth M. Pillai and Thomas, D., “A Case Study on Care Giving Among Mentally Disabled Persons in Institutionalized Settings”, International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1436-1439, 2015.