Dementia and Alzheimer's disease: A practical orientation

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Abstract

This article presents a functional, brief, and, above all, practical orientation to AD. This disease, with its many unanswered questions (and occasional unquestioned answers), is in first instance a disease to be cared for. The burden of this caring initially falls on caregivers and families; however, once Alzheimer's patients enter the formal health care system, nurses will be at the forefront of care. The foundation to good care is a solid but also applied understanding of the disease, how it manifests itself, and how it is experienced by patients, caregivers, and families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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