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Journal of Behavioral & Social Sciences

ISSN: 2638-2032

International Conference on Alzheimerʼs Disease & Associated Disorders
May 7-9, 2018 Rome, Italy

Diagnosis of the Home Care for Persons with Alzheimer in Portugal: Current Situation and Perspectives

Eduardo Santos*, Rita Alberto and Carolina Neves

University of Coimbra, Portugal

DOI: 10.18689/2638-2032.a1.002

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The home care for patients with Alzheimerʼs disease is an increasing clinical and social practice in the field of dementia and ageing. The goal of this study is to make a diagnosis of the situation in Portugal. The results of an online survey about this subject are presented, showing that in Portugal there are no sufficient and specialized answers, in what concerns assisted active living methodologies performed by interdisciplinary teams. From this evidence it is discussed how to implement efficient practices in order to offer care options for patients and caregivers.

Biography:

Eduardo Santos is Associated Professor of Counseling Psychology at the College of Psychology and Education, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York, at Albany, USA. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the research, development and innovation unit Institute of Cognitive Psychology, Human and Social Development, University of Coimbra, articulating with national and international institutions within postgraduate research and training fields. His current interests focus on systemic-developmental processes along the life-span with emphasis in biotechnopsychosocial perspectives. He is author of a large number of books, scientific articles, and presentations at national and international levels.