ERIC Number: ED312563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Coping & Caring: Living with Alzheimer's Disease.
This guide on Alzheimer's disease is for those who care for Alzheimer's patients, as well as those who want to learn more about the disease. It answers these questions: (1) what is Alzheimer's? (2) how does the disease progress and how long does it last? (3) how do families cope? and (4) who can provide assistance and information? The guide also describes Alzheimer's support groups, long-term care, and the outlook for the future. The first topic discussed is the nature and history of Alzheimer's disease, including symptoms, course of the disease, diagnosis, acceptance and denial, emotional devastation, and history of the disease. Treatment and caregiving issues are discussed, including at-home care, respite care, and nursing homes. Providers of financial help are described. Research in Alzheimer's disease is discussed. Resources available from the American Association of Retired Persons and others are listed and described. (ABL)
American Association of Retired Persons, 1909 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.