The family care and support for the care of the elderly people in the early stages of dementia
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine|
HIRANO Noriko Sapporo Medical University, Sch. of Health Sci. Assistant Prof., 保健医療学部, 講師 (50295367)
IZUMI Hisano Sapporo Medical University, Sch. of Health Sci. Instructor, 保健医療学部, 助手 (60295368)
KATO Kinko Sapporo Medical University, Sch. of Health Sci. Assistant Prof., 保健医療学部, 講師
SEKI Kazuo Sapporo Medical University, Sch. of Health Sci. Associate Prof., 保健医療学部, 助教授 (20264541)
|Project Period (FY)
1998 – 1999
Completed(Fiscal Year 1999)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥2,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,500,000)
|Keywords||the elderly with dementia / an early stage of the onset / a spouse / relations of a couple / cognitions of a disease / home care service / 痴呆症老人|
1) How caregivers become aware: The period before they actually consult doctors was quite different depending on the types of the disease.
We tried to clarify the caregivers' cognitions toward their spouses with dementia and the support they need through analyzing the cognitions of caregivers, especially the spouse of the elderly with early stages of dementia. With the ethical regard we had semi-structured questionnaires with 8 wives and 3 husbands, 11 persons in total, who consented to cooperate with the study, and qualitatively analyzed the contents as data.
Results and Consideration:
2) Spouses' congnitions about the fact that their husbands/wives got the disease: The caregivers have been cognized it as some unpredictable fate, etc., and that it made them feel anxious.
3) Cognitions of dementia: They cognized it as "a disgusting disease," "a disease with wandering," and "an incomprehensible disease," etc.
4) The cognitions toward their spouses with dementia: The caregivers think their hu
sbands/wives are the existence that gives them mental pain, and the existence that gives them mental pain, and the existence that they want to continue living together.
5) Cognitions as caregivers: Reevaluating their life together as coupes, they have tried to be ready care caring. They tended to accept it as on of spouses' tasks.
6) How caregivers cope with the care: After medical examinations, caregivers themselves try to collect information and "cure" the patients. Some were trying to give attentive care with intimacies for their spouses. They do not expect support from their children and relatives but have received various homecare services, and have had contacts with public health nurses and carers.
7) Cognitions about using daytime services: They have sought for some outside stimuli not to make their life unsociable. They consider the services helpful not only for reducing the burdens of care but also for their spouses with dementia to give them some positive effects.
Conclusion: This study has been suggested that in the initial support for families of the elderly with dementia, we need to aim to make the psychological support substantial, with sufficiency considering the characteristics of the caregivers and the cognitions they have. Less
Research Products (8results)