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Innovations in Managing Alzheimer's Disease<sup>1</sup>

CAMERON J. CAMP and JEANNE M. MATTERN

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111552
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0012

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

 Innovations in Managing Alzheimer's Disease1

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This chapter reviews interventions for managing Alzheimer's disease (AD). It begins with an overview of AD, including its stages and risk factors. It then discusses innovative interventions including spaced-retrieval focused on individuals with AD; question-asking reading, an intervention for small groups of persons with AD; and an Intergenerational Montessori-based program for dyads of persons with AD and preschool children.

Keywords: dementia; disease management; rehabilitation; intervention; spaced-retrieval; question-asking reading; intergenerational program

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