A holistic approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease
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A holistic approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Louise McCabe Lecturer in dementia studies, University of Stirling, Stirling

This article adopts a holistic view of Alzheimer’s disease. Biomedical, psychological and social aspects of the condition are discussed, and aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment explored. A range of approaches to working with people with Alzheimer’s disease, based on a psychological model of dementia, is described including reminiscence and cognitive stimulation therapy.

Nursing Standard. 22, 42,50-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.06.22.42.50.c6581

Correspondence

l.f.m.mccabe@stir.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review