Family dynamics in face of Alzheimer's in one of its members * * Extracted from the report submitted to the Programa Institucional de Bolsas de Iniciação Científica (PIBIC) "A dinâmica familiar frente à doença de Alzheimer em um de seus membros", Universidade Federal de São Paulo, 2014.

La dinámica familiar ante la enfermedad de alzheimer en uno de sus miembros

Barbara Alana Vizzachi Celina Daspett Maria Goreti da Silva Cruz Ana Lúcia de Moraes Horta About the authors

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To understand the family dynamics when there is a member in the residence with Alzheimer's disease.

METHOD

A study of qualitative approach, using the creative sensitive method (CSM), and with participation of two families who had a member with Alzheimer's disease at home.

RESULTS

Three categories emerged: Effects of Alzheimer's disease and the family dynamics; Development process of Alzheimer's disease and Coping strategies in face of the disease.

CONCLUSION

It was possible to know the manifestations and consequences of Alzheimer's disease in the family, such as mutual help, the mobilization of resources to activate memories of the past, spirituality and faith. There was also understanding of the structure of family dynamics.

Descriptors
Alzheimer Disease; Dementia; Family; Family Nursing; Geriatric Nursing

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