Alzheimer's disease: Issues and challenges in primary care

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Abstract

As the number of individuals who have AD continues to increase, nurses become the frontline providers in primary care settings. The challenge is to recognize early symptoms and intervene by preparing the person who has AD and caregivers through the progression of the disease. By counseling, educating, and supporting the caregiver and maximizing the patient's quality of life through pharmacologic and behavioral interventions, nurses can provide a much-needed broad-based approach to their care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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