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Family resiliency, sense of coherence, social support and psychosocial interventions: reducing caregiver burden and determining the quality of life in persons with alzheimer’s disease

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2014
Summary:
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and results in behavioral changes and lack of communication. Family members and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease can assume added responsibilities and stress due to the progressive and degenerative component of this disability and places an added strain on the family system. This study was designed to examine predictors of quality of life of persons living with AD and to examine caregiver burden and predictors of quality of life of persons living with AD. This study hopes to empower the caregivers and test the resiliency model of family stress, sense of coherence and social support while incorporating individual patient and family needs by surveying caregivers involved with working with patients with AD. Specific aims of the study include validating relationships of the resiliency model while determining the importance of family resiliency, the sense of coherence, social support and the role of psychosocial interventions specifically Validation Communication Intervention (VCI), to reduce caregiver burden and to predict the quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Title: Family resiliency, sense of coherence, social support and psychosocial interventions: reducing caregiver burden and determining the quality of life in persons with alzheimer’s disease.
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Name(s): Shroff, Havovi B., author
Frain, Michael, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Education
Department of Counselor Education
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 169 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and results in behavioral changes and lack of communication. Family members and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease can assume added responsibilities and stress due to the progressive and degenerative component of this disability and places an added strain on the family system. This study was designed to examine predictors of quality of life of persons living with AD and to examine caregiver burden and predictors of quality of life of persons living with AD. This study hopes to empower the caregivers and test the resiliency model of family stress, sense of coherence and social support while incorporating individual patient and family needs by surveying caregivers involved with working with patients with AD. Specific aims of the study include validating relationships of the resiliency model while determining the importance of family resiliency, the sense of coherence, social support and the role of psychosocial interventions specifically Validation Communication Intervention (VCI), to reduce caregiver burden and to predict the quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Identifier: FA00004228 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Family relationships
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Home care
Caregivers -- Conduct of life
Caregivers -- Family relationships
Caregivers -- Psychology
Quality of life
Stress management
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