Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science Education
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Agan, Joseph Paul, 1969-
Committee Member/Second Reader
Aslin, Larry W.
The purpose of this study is to determine what activities and/ or level of human interaction will prolong language and functionality in Alzheimerâ€™s disease in order to showcase the importance of therapy for those affected with Alzheimerâ€™s. The participants will include 50 Alzheimerâ€™s patientsâ€™ family members or close friends. Twenty five of these should have a relative affected by AD and living on their own or with family, and twenty five should have a relative that lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Each of the living situations will represent the stage of the disease the patient is in (mild, moderate, severe). A survey developed from the literature will be used to collect the data. The surveys will be distributed to doctorâ€™s offices, community centers, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes where family members of patients can voluntarily fill out and submit the surveys anonymously. The data will be analyzed descriptively.
Taylor, Kerri, "A Family's View: The Necessity and Effects of Therapy throughout Alzheimer's Disease from the Family's Perspective" (2012). Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders Undergraduate Honors Theses. 15.