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Enfermería Global

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DA COSTA LINDOLPHO, M. et al. Programa para cuidadores de ancianos con demencia: un relato de experiencia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.22. ISSN 1695-6141.

The daily care of the elderly with dementia, becomes a very difficult task when there is no support and guidance. Based on this aspect, a group to support the carers was created (PRÓ-CUIDEM). This Program is part of the Extension Project: the Nursery in the Interdisciplinary Program of Geriatry and Gerontology (EPIGG) at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), in Niterói-RJ. This group was set up to receive carers, to guide them in the best way to care for the needs of the elderly and principally to take care of themselves and minimize disturbances to both. At the same time, this program contributes as an exchange of experiences among the carers, brightening up the conflicts and learning about different ways of how to take care of them, so reducing stress. It is an experience report about the group, based on meetings that are held four times a month, with a duration of approximately two hours. These meetings occur once a week and are coordinated by teaching nurses with the participation of nursing students. It can be concluded that through these meetings, carers can clarify doubts, become less anxious and more willing to take care of themselves and the elderly.

Palabras clave : Elderly; Dementia; Carers.

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