Phases of change in the patient with Alzheimer's dementia

A conceptual dimension for defining health care management

D. Cohen, Gary J. Kennedy, C. Eisdorfer

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Abstract

Since the progressive nature of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders of later life gradually imposes a series of significant limitations upon the patient, a successful clinical management program rests upon a conceptualization of changes in the patient. Postulating psychologic reactions helps professionals to understand and respond to the patient's needs and feelings at different stages of the disease. The phases discussed here provide the basis for defining treatment goals and management plans, selecting therapeutic strategies, identifying needed resources, and evolving innovative approaches to patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume32
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Alzheimer Disease
Delivery of Health Care
Patient Care
Emotions
Therapeutics

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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