ERIC Number: EJ409960
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Effects of Alzheimer's Disease on Close Relationships between Patients and Caregivers.
Blieszner, Rosemary; Shifflett, Peggy A.
Family Relations, v39 n1 p57-62 Jan 1990
Interviewed 11 caregivers for early-stage Alzheimer's patients to investigate changes in relationships concurrently with onset and progress of disease. Over 18 months, intimacy declined in both spouse and parent-child relationships. Caregivers were saddened at loss of reciprocal aspects of relationship and had difficulty coping with uncertain prognosis. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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