Series Vol. 6 , 03 August 2023
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Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly. The disease has a long course and brings a heavy burden to individuals, families and society, and there is no clinical cure for it. Currently, in families, family members often act as caregivers to take care of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Past studies have examined the care patterns, roles, strategies, and influence of family caregivers on Alzheimer's patients. However, there is little literature review to understand the care mode, effect and influence of family caregivers on Alzheimer's patients. Therefore, this study sorted out and recognized the impact and the role of current family caregivers' interventions on Alzheimer's patients. A range of intervention strategies and models employed in family care are included as well. It was shown that family caregivers can effectively alleviate the cognitive decline of Alzheimer's patients through cognitive-related intervention models and can help them return to normal life.
Alzheimer's patients, family caregivers, cognition, family nursing intervention.
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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.