Anhörigas upplevelser och erfarenheter av att vårda en närstående med Alzheimers sjukdom i hemmet
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Translated title of the thesis: Family caregivers’ experiences of caring for a next of kin with Alzheimer`s disease at home
  • Roxana Trif

Student thesis: Bachelor

Abstract

Introduction: Alzheimer`s disease leads over time to cognitive impairment and memory disorder. Family caregiving for a next of kin is the most common care for the onset of Alzheimer's disease and causes a comprehensive role change and adjustments in everyday life. Aim: The aim is to identify family caregivers’ experiences of caring for a next of kin with Alzheimer`s disease. Method: The method is based on a qualitative literature review based on 13 scientific articles. The articles are quality reviewed. Result: Family caregivers´ experiences are presented by five categories, to experience a changed relationship, to see your family member change, to handle stress, to experience a lack of knowledge, and to have mixed feelings. Discussion: The method discussion is discussed based on Shentons’ four qualitative concept of trustworthiness. The discussion of the result is based on three findings, to experience a changed relationship, to handle stress and experience a lack of knowledge. Conclusion: The key to achieve a stable and a secure transition to a new role as a family caregiver is knowledge and education. It is very important that the nurse has knowledge of how an Alzheimer's diagnosis affects family caregivers in order to then be able to adapt the right support and help for each need. The results show the necessary improvements and educational needs for the health care system in order to provide adequate support to family caregiver.
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorEllinor Edfors (Supervisor) & Ann-Christin Janlöv (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

Keywords

  • Alzheimer`s disease
  • family caregiver
  • next of kin
  • experiences
  • transition

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