Role Supplementation as a Nursing Intervention for Alzheimer's Disease: A Case Study
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
Public Health Nursing
Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 146–152, September 1988
How to Cite
Kelley, L. S. and Lakin, J. A. (1988), Role Supplementation as a Nursing Intervention for Alzheimer's Disease: A Case Study. Public Health Nursing, 5: 146–152. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1988.tb00716.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Received in revised form and accepted for publication December 12, 1987.
Abstract With a long-term chronic illness, family structure and functioning often become impaired. Family members require assistance in understanding the nature and progression of the illness, and in assuming new roles to preserve the stability of the family unit. This case study describes how a community health nurse used role supplementation to assist one family effectively to cope with the changes associated with Alzheimer's disease.