Tuesday 25 September 2018

To Make People With Dementia Forget About Forgetting: Experiences from a Daily Care Center (LOJNHC) - Lupinepublishers

Characterized by progressive physical and cognitive dysfunction, Alzheimer’s disease has some adverse effects on life quality of patients and their families. This study held to determine the impact of the Blue House Alzheimer’s Patients and Patient Relatives Center in life of mild Alzheimer’s patients has a pattern of descriptive qualitative research. Eleven patients whose Standardized Mini Mental Test score is over 27 have been individually interviewed thoroughly. The data obtained as a result of the study has been transcribed and analyzed on interview outputs and the themes have been determined. It has been determined that the patients were feeling lonely and unhappy before they applied to the Blue House, but they started to feel better and made friendships because they went out of their home thanks to the Blue House. It is seen that the patients establish positive relationships with their friends, willingly join the activities and feel themselves valuable in the Blue House.

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