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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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CRUZ, Thiara Joanna Peçanha da; SA, Selma Petra Chaves; LINDOLPHO, Mirian da Costa  and  CALDAS, Célia Pereira. Cognitive stimulation for older people with Alzheimer’s disease performed by the caregiver. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2015, vol.68, n.3, pp.510-516. ISSN 1984-0446.


to learn the infl uence of cognitive therapy at home, conducted by the caregivers of older people with Alzheimer’s Disease.


a case study was developed with fi ve older people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers. The stages of research development were: orientation with the caregivers; selection of older people and caregivers; approach of the study subjects at home; weekly meetings and reapplication of tests to follow up the cognitive function of the participants.


in three months it was possible to identify improved cognition, verifi ed by the result of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). The scores of the other tests (KATZ, LAWTON, CLOCK TEST and VFT) remained the same.


this strategy can be considered a light technology of nursing care for older people with dementia. When providing this care with the support of a nurse, caregivers re feel less anxious and understand the disease better.

Keywords : Elderly; Dementia; Cognitive Therapy; Gerontological Nursing; Technology.

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