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Närståendes erfarenheter av att leva med en person under 65 år som har en demenssjukdom: En litteraturbaserad studie med kvalitativ ansats
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Experiences from family members living with a person under the age of 65 suffering from dementia : A literature-based study with qualitative approach (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: In Sweden approximately 10 000 people under 65 years of age suffer from dementia. Dementia means pathological changes in the brain. It is a chronic condition that worsens over time. As a great share of the care is provided by family members, it becomes a strain for them and can have negative effects. It is therefore of importance to highlight the experiences of family members in order to promote health and ease suffering.

Aim: The aim was to highlight the experiences of family members living with a person under 65 years of age suffering from dementia.

Method: A method to contribute to evidence-based nursing with ground in analysis of qualitative research was performed. Eight scientific articles were analyzed according to Friberg's (2012) qualitative content analyze in five steps.

Results: The result of the study showed two themes. The first theme; Life changes with three subthemes; Changed family roles, Changed social relationships and Being in need of information and support. The second theme; Increased strain also with three subthemes; To experience stress, To have coping strategies and To worry about the future.

Conclusion: The study revealed that experienced great changes and were in great need of support as well as information. They experienced different kinds of stress and this affected their daily lives. The nurse needs knowledge and experience in order to meet these and to best promote health and ease suffering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 16
Keywords [en]
Experiences, family member, stress, suffering, young onset dementia
Keywords [sv]
Erfarenheter, familjemedlemmar, stress, lidande, tidig demens
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14320Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14320DiVA, id: diva2:1344959
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved

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