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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961


GARZON PATTERSON, Mabel et al. Kristen M. Swanson Theory linked under the care to the principal caregiver of patient with Alzheimer disease. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.4, e3491.  Epub 01-Dic-2020. ISSN 0864-0319.


Alzheimer's disease is frequent cause of dementia; this has a great social and economic impact for the patients, the health’s systems and the families; that which causes that the sick persons are assisted by relatives, friends or neighbors that are not always qualified people and they are denominated informal caregivers.


to present Kristen M. Swanson theory to the principal caregivers care of patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease.


a descriptive bibliographic review was carried out for a critical reflexive analysis of the content of original and review articles, books of the specialty and grade thesis. The keywords identified in DeCS and Boolean operators used: “Alzheimer diseases” OR “dementia” AND “caregivers” AND “nursing theory” The search was carried out in the SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) and the search motor academic Google database, from May until June of the 2019. It was considered as inclusion criteria articles published in Spanish and English language and, the available ones to complete text in the selected databases. The flow chart (PRISMA) was used to contribute to the formulation of the search strategy.


the theory of caring of Kristen M. Swanson was presented, representative of the interaction school, its linking in the Alzheimer disease patient's care, as well as its possible link in other contexts in those that the nursing personnel works. It was confirmed the deficient in the Cuban context of studies sustained in this theory.

Palabras clave : Alzheimer disease; Dementia; Caregivers; Nursing theory.

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