Home care and the Alzheimer's disease patient: an educational imperative

Caring. 1997 Jan;16(1):44-6, 48-9.


Alzheimer's disease has no specific treatment; care often must be directed to patient behavior. That is why education--of professional and family caregivers--is essential. The more caregivers know, the easier it is to ensure the Alzheimer's patient is comfortable and secure. The pointers in this article are therefore valuable to both professional and lay caregivers.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease / nursing
  • Alzheimer Disease / pathology
  • Alzheimer Disease / psychology*
  • Caregivers / education
  • Family
  • Home Care Services*
  • Home Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • United States