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ILHA, Silomar et al. GERONTECHNOLOGIES USED BY FAMILIES/CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMERS: CONTRIBUTION TO COMPLEX CARE. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.4, e5210017.  Epub 03-Dez-2018. ISSN 1980-265X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0104-07072018005210017.

Objective:

to identify gerontechnologies developed/used by family members/caregivers as strategies of complex care strategies for the elderly person/family with Alzheimer’s disease.

Method:

an exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study, carried out with 13 family members/caregivers of elderly people who were participants of a support group from a university institution in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Data were collected from January to April in 2016, through a semi-structured interview and submitted to discursive textual analysis.

Results:

were identified gerontechnologies used/suggested by family members/caregivers, regarding forgetfulness regarding finding their way back home; refusing to take baths/showers; repetition and irritability; medication; money; ignorance/stigmatization of Alzheimer’s disease; the risk of falling; care control.

Conclusion:

the family caregivers of elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease experience difficulties in the physical, mental and social aspects, for which they develop/use gerontechnologies in the form of products and processes/knowledge/strategies, to assist them in the care/coexistence with the elderly person with Alzheimer’s disease.

Palavras-chave : Elderly; Aging; Alzheimer disease; Family relationships; Caregivers; Technology; Nonlinear dynamics; Nursing.

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