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Partners upplevelser av att leva med en person som har en demenssjukdom: Att fysiskt leva tillsammans, men psykiskt stå ensam
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Partners experiences of living with a person with dementia disease : To physically live together but mentally stand alone (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: As the population grows older the more often people become affected of dementia. Behind the person with dementia stands a family and often a partner. Partners feel a responsibility to take care of the person with dementia which means to take care of their daily routines, to manage the behavior and take care of the household. It can be such a stressful task that the partner often forgets their own health and wellbeing.

Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate partners' experiences to live with a person with dementia disease.

Method: A literature study with a qualitative content analysis of twelve scientific articles using Fribergs' five step model.

Results: The study resulted in three main themes: In sickness or in health, A daily fight and The need of support. In sickness or in health got three subthemes, Feel a duty to care, Go from partner to caregiver and A future as individuals instead of a couple. Under A daily fight there was also three subthemes, To not understand, Handle the everyday life and Manage to undure life. The need of support got two subthemes, Insight to need help and Room for own-time.

Conclusion: When problems occurs in the caring of the person with dementia, partners needs support from the professional care to learn how to handle situations or to get relieved from the caring. They also need to be seen and confirmed for what they do. Therefore, it is important to in good time support this group of relatives through the progress of the disease.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
Dementia, experiences, living at home, partner, relationship
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12835Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12835DiVA, id: diva2:1242523
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-08-29 Created: 2018-08-28 Last updated: 2018-08-29Bibliographically approved

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