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Demens: En familjesjukdom: En litteraturbaserad studie
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå.
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå.
2019 (Engelska)Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (yrkesexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)Alternativ titel
Dementia: A family disease : A literature-based study (Engelska)
Abstract [en]

Background: Dementia is a growing health problem that not only affects the individual but also their relatives. Symptoms cause impairment to varying degrees making life difficult for both the individual and their relatives. At first the demented person may be able to cope by himself but often need assistance from family member and healthcare the further down into the disease. Aim: The aim of the study was to describe experiences of being a relative of a person afflicted with dementia, Method: A literature-based study was performed based on ten scientific qualitative studies. Result: Three themes with seven subthemes emerged from the analysis: to get support, a changed relationship and a need for information and education. Conclusion The results showed that a change happens within the relationship to the demented person and that relatives needed support from different places and information and education to manage the changes and their health. The result clearly shows that being a relative to a demented person comes with hardships and changes to one daily life. To be able to withstand the hardships and changes relatives need support throughout the entire disease. They also need information and education about the disease itself but also about death and its process. The nurse has a vital role to support and provide tools for the relative’s wellbeing

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2019. , s. 17
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Dementia, education, experience, information, nursing, relatives, support.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14196Lokalt ID: EXM803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14196DiVA, id: diva2:1338863
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Tillgänglig från: 2019-07-25 Skapad: 2019-07-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-07-25Bibliografiskt granskad

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