Chapter 10

Action of Nurses to Improve Prospective Memory in People Affected by Alzheimer’s

Borja González-Morales, Maria del Mar Ponferrada Vivanco, María del Carmen Ruiz-Gonzalez and Jacinto Escobar Navas


In Alzheimer’s disease, the person may suffer a significant cognitive impairment, and one of the most common problems within them is memory loss, which may be seriously compromised. Usually, retrograde amnesia occurs at an advanced stage of the disease. However, anterograde amnesia usually occurs in early episodes of the process, and must have strategies to decrease its progression. People affected by Alzheimer’s, due to the characteristics of the pathology, will need continued care in the course of the disease and, moreover, the nurses should have training in this area to help patients improve their prospective memory. In an exhaustive review of the literature, there are interventions that the nurses can do independently with the patient, and other interventions that can do in an interdisciplinary way, along with other professionals.

Total Pages: 163-172 (10)

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