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How Do Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Family Members Experience Memory Impairments?
creator
Arai, Sawako
Katayama, Sadao
Kodama, Kenichi
subject
Patients with Alzheimer's disease
awareness of memory impairment
coping
アルツハイマー病患者
記憶障害の自覚
コーピング
NDC
Psychology
abstract
How patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their family members experience the memory impairment and the disease was investigated. Patients with very mild to moderate AD (n=10) and their family members (n=10) participated in the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted separately with the patients and the family members. Nearly all the patients with AD demonstrated some awareness of memory difficulties, but there were individual variations in the level of suffering. This was related to the role the patients played in their daily life, how they comprehended the memory impairment, and their coping style. Moreover, family members' awareness of patients' memory impairments and suffering differed, depending on the relationship with the patient. These results suggest that not only the severity of AD, but also psychosocial factors are related to the experience of AD by patients and their families.
journal title
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part 3, Education and human science
issue
Issue 59
start page
119
end page
128
date of issued
2010-12-24
publisher
広島大学大学院教育学研究科
issn
1346-5562
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Education
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