ATUAÇÃO FISIOTERAPÊUTICA EM CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS NA DOENÇA DE ALZHEIMER

Authors

  • Sonia Mara Melo de Castro
  • Danielle de Paula Aprigio Alves

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38087/2595.8801.172

Keywords:

Palliative Care, Alzheimer Disease, Dementia, Physical Therapy

Abstract

The study aims to carry out a review of the current literature on the  physiotherapeutic approach to patients with Alzheimer's  isease  AD) in palliative care (PC). This is an integrative literature review, using electronic databases, with articles published between 2012  nd 2022. 201 studies were identified, of which 34 were selected and 12 articles constituted the critical analysis. AD is characterized by   degenerative and progressive process, with no therapeutic perspectives that prevent its evolution, it is postulated that non- harmacological strategies, among them the physiotherapeutic approach, can contribute to a better quality of life (QoL) for these  atients. This review allowed the identification of assessment tools and approach methods in PC for the studied population. However,  he limitation of this study is recognized, it was observed the scarcity of research of high methodological quality on the subject.   

Published

2023-03-10

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