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Att leva ensam med en demenssjukdom: En litteraturöversikt
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live alone with dementia : A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning

Bakgrund: Idag lever ca 158 000 personer med en demenssjukdom i Sverige och antalet ökar varje år. 92 000 av dessa bor hemma och enligt tidigare forskning bor 35 000 ensamma. Forskning visar att informellt stöd är viktigt för personen med en demenssjukdom. Att leva utan ett informellt stöd kan då vara svårt och det finns lite kunskap om detta.

Syfte: Syftet med översikten var att undersöka upplevelsen av att leva ensam med en demenssjukdom.

Metod: En litteraturöversikt av kvalitativa artiklar sammanställdes med en induktiv ansats. Data samlades in i databaserna Cinahl, Medline samt PsycInfo. Åtta artiklar med kvalitativ metod inkluderades i resultatet. Dataanalysen skedde enligt Fribergs 5-stegsmodell.

Resultat: Fyra huvudteman identifierades i litteraturöversikten: ensamhet, begränsningar, meningsfullhet samt rädsla.

Slutsats: Personer som lever ensamma med en demenssjukdom upplever sin tillvaro på liknande sätt som personer med en demenssjukdom som har en informell vårdare i hemmet. En markant skillnad är upplevelsen av ensamhet som är stor hos de flesta personer som lever ensamma med en demenssjukdom, men upplevelserna skiljer sig individer emellan.

Abstract [en]

Summary

Background: Today, around 158 000 people with dementia lives in Sweden, the number is increasing every year. 92 000 people live at home and according to previous research 35 000 live alone. Research shows that informal support is important for the person with dementia. Living without informal support can then be difficult and there is little knowledge about this.

Aim: The aim of the literature review was to investigate the experience of living alone with dementia.

Method: A literature review of qualitative articles was compiled with an inductive approach. Data was collected in the databases Cinahl, Medline and PsycInfo. Eight articles with qualitative method were included in the result. Data analysis was conducted according to Friberg's 5-step model.

Result: Four main themes were identified in the literature review: loneliness, limitations, meaningfulness, and fear.

Conclusion: Individuals living alone with dementia have similar experiences as those with dementia who have an informal caretaker at home. A significant difference is the perception of loneliness that is great among most people living alone with dementia, but the experiences differ between individuals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Experience, literature review, home, Maslow’s theory of motivation, without a relative
Keyword [sv]
Upplevelse, litteraturöversikt, hemmet, Maslows motivationsteori, utan anhörig
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35842ISRN: JU-HHJ-OMA-1-20170219OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35842DiVA: diva2:1105955
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HHJ, Nursing Science
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Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-06 Last updated: 2017-06-09Bibliographically approved

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