Losing one's memory in early Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Losing one's memory in early Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Karen Parsons-Suhl and M. Eric Johnson and Judy J McCann and Shirley M Solberg},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={18 1},
A Heideggerian hermeneutical phenomenological research method was used to investigate the experience of memory loss in twelve individuals with early Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. Data analysis proceeded as described by Diekelmann, Allen, and Tanner (1989), and incorporated the methods of Benner (1994), Thomas and Pollio (2002), and van Manen (1990). Three constitutive patterns with relational themes were identified. The first pattern, experiencing breakdown, consisted of two… CONTINUE READING
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