Care Network For The Elderly With Alzheimer’s Disease In The View Of Primary Care Nurses

  • Matheus Figuereido Nogueira Universidade Federal de Campina Grande. Centro de Educação e Saúde. Unidade Acadêmica de Enfermagem
  • Ana Rafaella Araújo Costa Nurse. Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria do Socorro Costa Feitosa Alves Odontologist. Professor of the Odontology Course of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Janaína Vön Sohsten Trigueiro Nurse and Speech therapist. Professor at the Bachelor Course in Nursing of the Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Luciana Dantas Farias De Andrade Nurse. Professor at the Bachelor Course in Nursing of the Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Roberta De Miranda Henriques Freire Nurse. Professor at the Bachelor Course in Nursing of the Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Ana Camila Araújo De Medeiros Nursing student. Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria Josenilda Félix Sousa Antunes Nurse. Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Irapuan Medeiros De Lucena Physical educator. Professor of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte, Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Rita De Cássia Araújo Costa Nurse. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Nathália Nagle Araújo Costa Nurse. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Luana Caroline De Assunçao Cortez Correa Physiotherapist. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Genário Cristino Dantas De Medeiros Nurse. Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Magda Ione Pinheiro Nurse. Faculdade Santa Maria, Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

Objective: to build a care network for the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease from the view of nurses of the Family Health Strategy (FHS).


Method: exploratory qualitative study, developed with seven nurses from the FHS in the city of Santa Cruz, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. After obtaining a favorable opinion of the Ethics Committee of the Alcides Carneiro University Hospital (CAAE nº 31307314.9.0000.5182), data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed according to the Collective Subject Discourse.


Results: for an effective care network to the elderly with Alzheimer, some elements are necessary, such as: care in the three levels of complexity, family support, complementary diagnostic center, pharmaceutical services, continuing education, intersectionality and group of caregivers.


Conclusions: when the care to the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease is performed in an articulated manner between the multiples axes that compose the network, it clarifies the caring process, facilitates the decision making, directs care, guarantee a comprehensive care and greatly reduce the deficits associated with this disease.


Key-Words: Alzheimer’s disease; Family Health Strategy; Health Care Network.

Published
May 14, 2017
How to Cite
NOGUEIRA, Matheus Figuereido et al. Care Network For The Elderly With Alzheimer’s Disease In The View Of Primary Care Nurses. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, may 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2388>. Date accessed: 24 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2455.
Section
Primary Care