Identification of Key Factors for Building a Support network for Spousal caregivers of Alzheimer’s Disease patients
Proceedings of GROUP Workshop on Collaboration and Coordination in the Context of Informal Care (GROUP CCCiC 2014)
Vienna University of Technology
Our research aims at informing the design of accessible and useful solutions to alleviate stress of daily caregiving tasks done by spousal caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease. For so doing, we have conducted a qualitative study, observing and analyzing the different solutions that are offered by a healthcare network in the Aube region (North-East of France). We discuss the key factors that we have identified for building a support network that respects the preferences and values of family and in particular spousal caregivers while offering training and assistance needed to maintain the caregiving situation.