When a member of a family is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the impact of the disease reverberates throughout the relationships within the family. This paper explores the challenges and strengths within one family as members manage and cope with Alzheimer's disease. The person with dementia and his family members are individually interviewed and each person explores the consequences of the disease on personal well-being as well as the relationships within the family. The family demonstrates how dementia in one family member demands flexibility in family roles as they navigate life through the challenges of living with dementia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||146668478X, 9781466684782|
|State||Published - Aug 31 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)