Care considerations for persons with early-onset dementia: A case studies analysis

Karen Rose, Fang Yu, Janice L. Palmer, Nancy E. Richeson, Sandy C. Burgener

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Abstract

Persons with early-onset dementia are a growing subpopulation of persons with dementia. Persons with early-onset dementia are more vulnerable to negative societal-and health care-related effects of dementia. Four case studies are presented. Identified themes are (1) coping with the stigma of dementia diagnosis; (2) lack of access to health care benefits and community-based services; (3) loss of income, work roles, and related benefits; (4) loneliness and isolation; (5) difficulties in meeting the safety needs of those who are physically active; (6) challenges in finding appropriate long-term care placement; and (7) caregiver difficulties. Implications for future studies are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-161
Number of pages11
JournalAlzheimer's Care Today
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • Care needs
  • Dementia
  • Early-onset
  • Quality of life
  • Resources

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    Rose, K., Yu, F., Palmer, J. L., Richeson, N. E., & Burgener, S. C. (2010). Care considerations for persons with early-onset dementia: A case studies analysis. Alzheimer's Care Today, 11(3), 151-161.