Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Research • Practice • Policy

  • Steven H. Zarit
  • Ronda C. Talley

Part of the Caregiving: Research • Practice • Policy book series (CARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Issues Affecting the Care Triad

  3. Issues in Providing Quality Care

  4. Cross-Cutting Issues Impacting Caregivers and Caregiving

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


Assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another illness that causes dementia is incredibly demanding and stressful for the family. Like many disabling conditions, Alzheimer’s disease leads to difficulty or inability to carry out common activities of daily life, and so family members take over a variety of tasks ranging from managing the person’s finances to helping with intimate activities such as bathing and dressing.

Key coverage in Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders includes:

  • Early diagnosis and family dynamics
  • Emotional needs of caregivers
  • Developmentally appropriate long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s
  • Family caregivers as members of the Alzheimer’s treatment Team
  • Legal and ethical issues for caregivers
  • Faith and spirituality
  • The economics of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues of minority caregivers
  • Advances in Alzheimer’s disease research

Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.


Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Alzheimer’s treatment team Care Triad Developmentally appropriate care for people with AD Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Education, training, and support programs for Alzheimer’s

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven H. Zarit
    • 1
  • Ronda C. Talley
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. Human DevelopmentPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Western Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5334-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5335-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-340X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3418
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