Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary actions in the care of elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease

Authors

  • Thaís Mara Alexandre Bertazone
  • Mariana Ducatti
  • Helen Palmira Miranda de Camargo
  • Jéssica Magalhães Felipe Batista
  • Luciana Kusumota
  • Sueli Marques

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2016000100019

Keywords:

Aged, Alzheimer Disease, Interdisciplinary Research, Patient Care Team.

Abstract

Objective: to identify the available evidence in the literature on the effect of multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary actions on health or in the treatment of the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease. Methods: an integrative revision made in databases, without accrual period of publication of articles, using controlled and non controlled descriptors. Results: the initial search resulted in a total of 508 studies, six of which were considered eligible for analysis. The results showed that the multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary actions used were effective in the care of the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease. The main effects observed were improved behavioral problems and cognitive function and the decrease use of psychotropic drugs. Conclusion: multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary actions can provide more effective care for the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease, maximizing their cognitive and functional levels, with improvement in the quality of life for both the patient and for the family/caregivers.

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Published

2016-02-21

How to Cite

Bertazone, T. M. A., Ducatti, M., Camargo, H. P. M. de, Batista, J. M. F., Kusumota, L., & Marques, S. (2016). Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary actions in the care of elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease. Rev Rene, 17(1), 144–153. https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2016000100019

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