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The purpose of this synthesis of research findings regarding education of family and staff caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is to provide knowledge about what has been tried and what has been successful in terms of education for both family and staff caregivers. This article provides research findings concerning family and staff education,(More)
The purpose of this review is to present knowledge about the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Synthesized research findings about the pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions used with patients who have Alzheimer's disease are presented and are followed by a discussion regarding the actions nurses can initiate to enhance functioning and(More)
An expert system for assistance in selecting groundwater models has been developed using INSIGHT 2+, a rule-based software tool. Our system considers specific user-supplied aquifer and groundwater characteristics and physical boundary conditions in order to generate a list of appropriate models. This system has been designed for users such as environmental(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is predicted to strike 14 million Americans by 2050. To date, the only accurate way to diagnose this devastating disease is at autopsy, so the importance of ruling out other diseases and instituting a plan of care for early symptoms is vital. The purpose of this review is to synthesize the knowledge about the assessment and(More)
While Alzheimer s disease (AD) is devastating for those who acquire it, AD can be equally devastating for the caregiver, whether that person is a professional or a family member. This article contains synthesized knowledge about the effects of AD on caregivers and the attempts that have been made to create special care units, residential living facilities,(More)
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