Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease

Sandy C. Burgener, Tamilyn Bakas, Cathy Murray, JoAnne Dunahee, Susan Tossey

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Abstract

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 comparison group. Findings included increases in caregiver knowledge in two treatment groups and patient self-care ability in one treatment group and ratings of the most effective behavioral interventions by caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Caregivers
Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Aptitude
Self Care
Patient Care
Therapeutics

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Burgener, S. C., Bakas, T., Murray, C., Dunahee, J., & Tossey, S. (1998). Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Geriatric Nursing, 19(3), 121-126.

Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease. / Burgener, Sandy C.; Bakas, Tamilyn; Murray, Cathy; Dunahee, JoAnne; Tossey, Susan.

In: Geriatric Nursing, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1998, p. 121-126.

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Burgener, SC, Bakas, T, Murray, C, Dunahee, J & Tossey, S 1998, 'Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease', Geriatric Nursing, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 121-126.
Burgener SC, Bakas T, Murray C, Dunahee J, Tossey S. Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Geriatric Nursing. 1998;19(3):121-126.
Burgener, Sandy C. ; Bakas, Tamilyn ; Murray, Cathy ; Dunahee, JoAnne ; Tossey, Susan. / Effective caregiving approaches for patients with Alzheimer's disease. In: Geriatric Nursing. 1998 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 121-126.
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