Assisting someone with Alzheimer s disease or another illness
that causes dementia is incredibly demanding and stressful for the
family. Like many disabling conditions, Alzheimer s disease leads
to difficulty or inability to carry out common activities of daily
life, and so family members take over a variety of tasks ranging
from managing the person s finances to helping with intimate
activities such as bathing and dressing.
Key coverage in "Caregiving for Alzheimer s Disease and Related
Early diagnosis and family dynamics
Emotional needs of caregivers
Developmentally appropriate long-term care for people with
Family caregivers as members of the Alzheimer s treatment
Legal and ethical issues for caregivers
Faith and spirituality
The economics of caring for individuals with Alzheimer s
Cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues of minority
Advances in Alzheimer s disease research
"Caregiving for Alzheimer s Disease and Related Disorders"
offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers,
practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields,
including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and
gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy
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