Living with a partner with dementia: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of spouses’ lived experiences of changes in their everyday lives

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ABSTRACT
Objectives: Dementia causes dramatic changes in everyday-living for spouses. Occured changes in marital relationship, force spouses to perform more both mentally and physically. Leading to a spousal perceived burden. To improve understanding of spouses’ needs, spouses lived experiences is needed. The aim was to identify and synthesise qualitative studies on spouses’ lived experiences of living with a partner with dementia.
Methods: A systematic search was undertaken in January 2017. Six databases (CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Embase, PubMed, PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts) were searched, using search terms in accordance with PICo. A descriptive synthesis and a thematic synthesis were undertaken.
Findings: Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria. Three themes derived from the analysis 1) Noticing changes in everyday life 2) Transformation to a new marital relation in everyday life, with
corresponding sub-themes; changes in marital relationship, management of the transitioned marital relation in everyday life 3) Planning the future.
Conclusion: Findings provide an overview of how spouses notice changes and transform their marital relationships in everyday-life. Findings offer a deeper understanding of changes that occurs over time while the partner is living at home. Findings contribute with knowledge on spouses’ experiences of changes in early-stages of dementia. Interventions supporting spouses are needed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato22 aug. 2017
StatusUdgivet - 22 aug. 2017
BegivenhedNordisk Folkesundhedskonference - Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 22 aug. 201725 aug. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 12
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KonferenceNordisk Folkesundhedskonference
Nummer12
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByAalborg
Periode22/08/201725/08/2017
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