Family Strength Caring for the Elderly with Dementia : Engagements and Relationship Changes of Family Members

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This study aims at clarifying engagements and relationship changes between people with dementia and their family caregivers to address psychosocial supports using family strength. Focus group interviews were used . Participants were 10 caregivers for people with dementia at home. Data was extracted concerning the relationship changes between family members and people with dementia. As a result, five major categories were extracted from the relationship data: Emotional Involvements , ADL Support , Alternation of Caregivers , Supports for Specific Circumstances and Supportive Circumstance. Five major categories were extracted from the relationship changes data and divided into positive (Finding New Family Ties , Reconstruction of Life and Meeting New People ) and negative (Changes of Life-Style , Change of life Designs) aspects. Key words : strength, dementia, family relationship, caregivers

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  • 山形保健医療研究 = Yamagata Journal of Health Sciences

    山形保健医療研究 = Yamagata Journal of Health Sciences (17), 1-8, 2014-01-01

    山形県立保健医療大学

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120005890766
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11209872
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Data Source
    IR 
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