Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
A Phenomenological Exploration of the Early Needs of Caregivers of People With Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Neurologic Conditions / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
A Phenomenological Exploration of the Early Needs of Caregivers of People With Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515455. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9406
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515455. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9406
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility and tenability of the topic to understand caregiver needs early in the experience of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Interviews with caregivers revealed three themes. Though more research is needed, OTs can support caregivers, potentially preventing the negative physical and psychosocial outcomes they face.

Primary Author and Speaker: Paula Wilson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julie Watson, Jennifer Duffy