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Humor och demens: En litteraturstudie
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Humor and dementia : A literature study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Med en allt äldre befolkning ökar insjuknandet i demenssjukdomar och allt tyder på en fortsatt kraftig ökning. Symtom som uppstår vid demens påverkar individen fysiskt, psykiskt och socialt. Det finns inget botemedel mot demenssjukdom men det finns läkemedel som lindrar symtom. Humor har visat sig vara användbart inom omvårdnaden för sjuksköterskor och patienter. Studiens syfte var att belysa humorns betydelse vid demenssjukdom, ur de demenssjukas, informella och formella vårdgivares perspektiv. Metoden som användes var en litteraturstudie där resultatet grundades på tolv resultatartiklar varav nio var kvalitativa och tre var kvantitativa. Resultatet visade på att humor i omvårdnad vid demens kan bevara vårdtagarens unika människovärde. Genom att stärka kommunikationen och relationen mellan demenssjuk och vårdare, främjas positiva känslor för både de med demens och deras vårdare, underlättar anpassningen till den nya situationen som demens innebär för de med demens och deras vårdare och lyfter fram det personliga och individuella. Sjuksköterskor och övrig vårdpersonal kan använda humor i omvårdnaden av patienter med demens. Det behövs dock ytterligare forskning inom området som kan ligga till grund för utbildning och användning av humor i vårdandet av personer med demenssjukdom. 

Abstract [en]

With an aging population, the onset of dementia is increasing and all indicates a continued significant increase. Symptoms that occur in dementia affect the individual physically, psychologically and socially. There is no cure for dementia but there are medicines that relieve symptoms. Humor has proved useful in nursing care for nurses and patients. The purpose of the study was to highlight the importance of humor in dementia, from the perspective of individuals living with dementia, informal caregivers and formal caregivers. The method was a literature study where the result was based on twelve articles, of which nine qualitative and three quantitative. The result showed that humor in nursing in dementia can preserve the healthcare provider's unique human dignity. By strengthening communication and the relationship between dementia and caregivers, promoting positive feelings for both those with dementia and their caregivers, facilitates the adaptation to the new situation that dementia imply for those with dementia and their caregivers and highlighting the personal and individual. Nurses and other healthcare professionals can use humor in nursing patients with dementia. However, further research is needed in the area that can be used as a basis for education and use of humor in the care of people with dementia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 15
Keywords [en]
Alzheimers, dementia, humor/humour, nursing
Keywords [sv]
Alzheimers, demens, humor, omvårdnad
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38618OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38618DiVA, id: diva2:1271060
Subject / course
Nursing
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-15 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved

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