Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Sandy C. Burgener and Tamilyn Bakas and Candice Murray and J Dunahee and S Tossey},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  volume={19 3},
To address the need for nonpharmacologic approaches to managing difficult behaviors in patients with dementia, a repeated measures design was used to test the effectiveness of educational and behavioral intervention on behavioral and functional outcomes in home-dwelling patients with dementia and their caregivers' knowledge of dementia. Baseline and 6-month postintervention data were collected for 108 subjects (54 caregiver/patient pairs) following random assignment to an intervention or… CONTINUE READING

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