Experience of People in Mild and Moderate Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in Spain

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https://doi.org/10.5294/aqui.2020.20.4.4

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Demencia, enfermedad de alzheimer, investigación cualitativa, acontecimientos que cambian la vida, entrevistas.

Resumen

Experiencia de personas con Alzheimer en fases leves y moderadas en España

A experiência de pessoas com Alzheimer na Espanha nas fases leve e moderada

Objetivo: analizar el significado que adquiere la enfermedad para las personas afectadas por Demencia, proporcionándoles voz.

Material y métodos: aproximación a la fenomenología descriptiva a través de entrevistas a personas de ambos sexos y mayores de 50 años residentes en Tarragona (España) con un diagnóstico de Demencia leve o moderada, principalmente enfermedad tipo Alzheimer.

Resultados: surgieron tres grandes temáticas: 1) normalización de la pérdida de memoria en fases incipientes en relación al proceso natural de envejecimiento; 2) autopercepción de que existe un problema de memoria instaurándose que se disimula frente a su entorno y 3) procesos de adaptación y aprendizaje de estrategias para convivir con su condición tras el diagnóstico.

Conclusiones: la falta de infraestructuras especializadas dentro del sistema sanitario en materia de cuidados, programas de prevención y detección precoz son los aspectos más evidentes remarcados.

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Riquelme-Galindo JR, García-Sanjuán S, Lillo-Crespo M, Martorell-Poveda MA.
Experience of People in Mild and Moderate Stages of Alzheimer's Disease in Spain Aquichan. 2020;20(4):e2044. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5294/aqui.2020.20.4.4

Recibido: 05/04/2020

Aceptado: 24/08/2020

Publicado: 04/12/2020

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2020-12-04

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Riquelme-Galindo, J., García-Sanjuán, S., Lillo-Crespo, M., & Martorell-Poveda, M. A. (2020). Experience of People in Mild and Moderate Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in Spain. Aquichan, 20(4), e2044. https://doi.org/10.5294/aqui.2020.20.4.4

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