Informal Caregivers and Psychosocial Support: Analysis of European Dementia Policy Documents

  • Project period: 2020 - 2021
  • Category: Applied Research

Description

Many persons with dementia live at home and rely on informal caregivers to provide care. As the progressive illness as dementia, persons with dementia become increasingly dependent, placing more physical, emotional and social demends on informal caregivers.



Based on an examination of the relevant national plans/strategies for dementia, this article presents a survey of health promotion intervetions as well as psychosocial support used in the dementia field in Europe. Our results show that informal carers can benefit from various forms of psychosocial support, increasing the need to consider what helps to minimize mental stress as much as possible.



Psychosocial support and care helps informal carers of the persons with dementia to overcome the emotional, cognitive and behavioral consequences of the disease and its treatment while maintaining harmony normal family, work and social life.


Financing

The project is financed by Other

Participants

  • Miroslava Tokovska

    Miroslava Tokovska

    • Project manager
    • Førsteamanuensis

    Kristiania University College

    Institutt for helse og trening

    Miroslava Tokovska
  • Magde Mohamed Nour

    Magde Mohamed Nour

    • Ph.D Fellow

    Kristiania University College

    Folkehelse og manuell behandling

    Magde Mohamed Nour
  • Anette Sørensen

    Anette Sørensen

    • Høyskolelektor

    Kristiania University College

    Institutt for helse og trening

    Anette Sørensen
  • Ursula-Georgine Småland Goth

      Kristiania University College

      Kristiania University College