Portland State University. School of Education
Phyllis S. Lee
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Home care, Home care services
1 online resource (100 p.)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of nontreatable dementia, a syndrome which reflects a progressive and global impairment of memory, intellect, and other cognitive abilities. This devastating condition directly touches the lives of as many as 10 million Americans, including not only persons suffering from the disease but their primary caregivers and other family members as well. At present the course of AD cannot be halted or reversed, and no cure is known. The problem, then, is how to most effectively respond to the psychosocial needs of primary caregivers in order to help them provide the best possible care for a loved one with AD.
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Stapleton, Greta Krahn, "Serving primary caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease : an integrated service delivery model" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3687.