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9. Handling Caregiver Stress

When a family member or close friend has Alzheimer’s disease, the focus of attention naturally shifts to the needs of the person with the condition. Decisions must be made about living arrangements, caregiving, and financial and legal matters. The people who will be caregivers must learn how best to assist

Physician House-Call Programs

When geriatrician Patricia Harris, MD, joined UCLA a few years ago it was her hope to grow a home visit program. Today, Dr. Harris sees about 160 patients, most of them in their homes, through the UCLA Medical Home Visit Program (MVP). It’s designed to provide primary care to those

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9. Handling Caregiver Stress

When a family member or close friend has Alzheimer’s disease, the focus of attention naturally shifts to the needs of the person with the condition. Decisions must be made about living arrangements, caregiving, and financial and legal matters. The people who will be caregivers must learn how best to assist

New Approach May Help Manage Dementia-Related Behavior Issues

Problems with memory and decision-making are often the challenges we associate most with dementia. But for people with this condition, emotional and behavioral issues can be just as difficult for the patients and those around them. It’s not unusual for someone with dementia to act aggressively or become easily agitated.
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9. Handling Caregiver Stress

When a family member or close friend has Alzheimer’s disease, the focus of attention naturally shifts to the needs of the person with the condition. Decisions must be made about living arrangements, caregiving, and financial and legal matters. The people who will be caregivers must learn how best to assist

Introduction

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that compromises the ability to remember, think, and take care of oneself. There is no cure and the treatments available today can help with symptoms, but only temporarily. But there is hope. Many experts believe that the greatest chance for truly impacting Alzheimer’s disease

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