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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Title of document: Alzheimer's impact on the care giver
Name of author(s): da Nova Cruz, Marília, Departamento de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil, marilia Hamdan, Amer Cavalheiro, Departamento de Psicologia, Univetsidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Name of publisher: Psicologia em Estudo, Vol 13(2), Apr-Jun, 2008. pp. 223-229.
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
Increase in the elderly population is a worldwide phenomenon. In 2025 Brazil will be the sixth country in the world in the number of elderly people. Consequently, there will also be an increase in chronic-degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer Disease (AD.). AD is described as a progressive decline in cognition areas, function and behavior. During its progressive development, the AD person requires special care which is administered by health care nurses. Researches evidenced that the patients deterioration stage and his/her requirements are important stress factors to the care nurses. These manifest high indexes of psychiatric symptoms, mainly depression, damage at the immunological system and also high familiar disagreement indexes. Other studies suggest that these high indexes and burden on the care nurses are associated with the patients institutionalization. Current revision study shows the main determinant aspects on the impact on care nurses with AD patients. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The research is Interesting becaues it is relate with an extraeuropean region like Brasil that in 2025 will be the sixth country in the world in the number of elderly people.
During its progressive development, the AD person requires special care which is administered by health care nurses. Researches evidenced that the patients deterioration stage and his/her requirements are important stress factors to the care nurses
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