Advisor

Phyllis S. Lee

Date of Award

1986

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education

Physical Description

1 online resource (100 p.)

Subjects

Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Home care, Home care services

DOI

10.15760/etd.5571

Abstract

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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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20715

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