Rachel Dias Lopes da Rosa

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OBJECTIVE To investigate quality of life (QoL) of caregivers of mild and moderate dementia and the aspects related to QoL. METHOD Cross-sectional assessment of dyads of people with dementia (PwD) and family caregivers (n=88). RESULTS Burden (p<0.05) and depressive symptoms (p<0.001) were related to caregivers' QoL in both stages of dementia. In mild(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between sexuality and quality of life (QoL) of spouse-caregivers remains unclear. We designed this study to evaluate the relationship between sexual satisfaction and spouse-caregivers' QoL, and to determine the influence of the clinical characteristics of people with dementia (PWD) on spouse-caregivers' self-reported QoL. (More)
Awareness of disease can be compromised to some degree in a proportion of people with dementia, with evident differences across domains. We designed this study to determine the factors associated with the impairment of awareness over a period of time. Using a longitudinal design, 69 people with mild Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers completed(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Impairments in social and emotional functioning may affect the communication skills and interpersonal relationships of people with dementia and their caregivers. This study had the aim of presenting the steps involved in the cross-cultural adaptation of the Social and Emotional Questionnaire (SEQ) for the Brazilian population. DESIGN(More)
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