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Development of a holistic approach to assisting families with an Alzheimer's sufferer

This article canvases the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and proposes a holistic support regime for patients, carers and families.  The development of services for Alzheimer's patients and their families in the Nelson Mandela Metropole since 1991 is outlined.  Based on the expressed needs of families of AD sufferers specific support systems were identified, fund raising undertaken and projects initiated to offer respite to those in need of assistance.  The article offers insights into the nature and treatment of AD and how, based on a query from a single family, a system of services can be developed for a community off a small resource base.

Additional Titles
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0037-8054
Resource Database
Social care online
Publication Year
2005
Issue Number
3
Volume Number
41
Start Page
296-305