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Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental

versão impressa ISSN 1647-2160

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SOUSA, Lia et al. Needs of family caregiver of people with dementia living at home: integrative review. Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental [online]. 2017, n.spe5, pp.45-50. ISSN 1647-2160.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19131/rpesm.0166.

BACKGROUND: the increased incidence and prevalence of dementia is a significant public health problem, which implies greater attention to the needs of family caregivers, and it is essential to identify them. AIM: to identify the main needs of family caregivers of people with dementia living at home. METHODS: integrative review, through the databases Pubmed, RCAAP, CINHAL, Mediclatina and Medline, using as descriptors: family caregivers, health care needs assessment, dementia and aged. The research included publications between 2005 and 2015, with 8 articles being reviewed because that met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: the analysis of the data collected allowed the identification of the needs of family caregivers and categorized them into three main groups: i) needs related to the family caregiver; ii) needs related to the role of caregiver and iii) needs related to the context of caring. CONCLUSIONS: It was possible to identify and match the needs of these caregivers in a list, which can serve as a basis for health care provider planning and for the development of support services for family caregivers.

Palavras-chave : Family Caregivers; Needs Assessment; Dementia; Aged.

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