Anhörigas upplevelser av att leva med närstående som drabbats av Alzheimers sjukdom : -En beskrivande litteraturstudie-

by Östlund, Amanda; Hillberg, Cecilia

Abstract (Summary)
Abstract The aim of the study was to describe relative’s experiences of living with or near a person that has Alzheimer’s disease. The study builds on social, physical and psychic perspectives. The studies were based on 18 scientific articles that were quality checked with the aid of a review model. Articles were applied for through the databases Academic Search Elite, Cinahl and Vård I Norden Online. The selection criteria’s were that the articles replied on the study's aim, were written on Swedish or English and published between the years 2000 to 2008. The result showed that relatives were set to a dramatic change that were requiring, challenging and the relatives experienced dread, sorrow, stress and debt. The social network decreased and the result was often decreased loneliness and isolation. The result also showed that the relatives were in need of aid from family and friends, and from the healthcare. To summary the majority experienced that the burden increased of being relatives to a person with Alzheimer’s disease.Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, family, relatives, experience.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:alzheimer’s disease family relatives experience


Date of Publication:11/06/2008

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