Challenges and technologies of care developed by caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease
Abstract Objective: to identify the challenges and technologies of care developed by caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Method: an exploratory study with a qualitative approach was carried out with nine caregivers of elderly people with Alzheimer's disease from the mutual help group of a university hospital in the south of Brazil. Data collection took place between May and August 2017 through a semi-structured interview. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: two categories emerged from the analysis of the data: the challenges faced by caregivers of elderly people with Alzheimer's Disease and the care technologies developed by caregivers of elderly people with Alzheimer's disease. Conclusion: the study showed that the care strategies elaborated by the caregiver can enhance understanding, reflection and discussion among health professionals, caregivers and family members about quality care for the elderly and minimize the difficulties of care in order to provide greater quality of care for the elderly.