Paula Wilson, Julie Watson, Jennifer Duffy; A Phenomenological Exploration of the Early Needs of Caregivers of People With Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Study. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515455. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9406
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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
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