The ABC of Alzheimer's disease: ADL and improving day-to-day functioning of patients.

@article{Potkin2002TheAO,
  title={The ABC of Alzheimer's disease: ADL and improving day-to-day functioning of patients.},
  author={Steven G. Potkin},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
  pages={7-26}
}
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by deterioration in the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) in addition to loss of cognitive function and behavioral changes. This decline in day-to-day functioning is increasingly recognized as a source of considerable social, health, and economic costs. Inability to perform ADL results in growing caregiver burden and may lead to the eventual need for alternative care or nursing home placement. The measurement of ADL, which enables… CONTINUE READING

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