Gerontotechnology for fall prevention of the elderly with Parkinson

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OBJECTIVE: to develop the gerontological nursing care process among the elderly with Parkinson's disease, aiming at the promotion of health through the creation of gerontotechnologies for fall prevention. METHOD: Convergent Care Research was used as a methodological route. Data were collected from February to October 2017, with the participation of nine elderly people with Parkinson's disease. An educational booklet, a memory game called "não cai istepô", a memory game called "caiu de maduro" were developed through clinical evaluation through scales, recorded semi-structured interview and workshops. RESULTS: the application of gerontotechnology resulted from the elderly in self-care, empowerment and knowledge through play, revealing interest in behavior change, independence and learning, as well as serving as a facilitator of care. CONCLUSION: the gerontotechnologies presented as a playful and innovative instrument for the nursing gerontological care process.

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Hammerschmidt, K. S. de A., Ferreira, J. M., Heidemann, I. T. S. B., Alvarez, A. M., Locks, M. O. H., & Siewert, J. S. (2019). Gerontotechnology for fall prevention of the elderly with Parkinson. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 72, 243–250. https://doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0704

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