Alzheimer's disease : effects on caregiving and available support : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Alzheimer's disease is often unknown to the general population until it becomes a personal issue. The information provided within this paper may be used as a resource for those in professional fields to share with clients in attempts to educate clients on the disease and its effects. Information on the symptoms and possible causes of the disease as well as the effects on caregivers have been provided in order to allow the reader to understand the process which occurs once the disease has been diagnosed. Areas of available support have been shared in an attempt to supply readers with knowledge on where to turn for help if needed. Interviews with caregivers and professionals have been utilized in order to add a personal dimension to the provided material.