This study explores the management problems among elders with dementia and their medical and family caregivers. Twenty-five patients were interviewed as well as professional health care personnel and a family member. Findings indicated that professional assessment facilitates home caregiving but has little bearing on successful coping by the caregiver. Variability of coping relates to the strategy employed.
Dunkle, Ruth E. and Nevin, Michael
"Stress of the Caregiver: Effective Management of Dementia Patients in Hospital and Community Settings,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 14
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol14/iss1/8