Principles in Caring for
Ralph W. Richter
John P. Blass
Jimmie L. Valentine
A number of excellent and detailed recent monographs on the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have appeared and are listed in Appendix A. Rather than duplicate them, this chapter lists a number of principles which have proved useful to many caregivers.
Alzheimer's disease is typically a progressive disease, with the manifestations proceeding from subtle to overwhelming.