Drugs and dementia: Pharmacotherapy and decision making by primary caregivers

Amy M. Haddad

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Abstract

The overall aim of this chapter is to review the literature regarding the experiences of primary caregivers (i.e., family members who care for a person with Alzheimer disease) and decisions about drug therapy. Specifically, the purpose is to describe the experience of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI) therapy of primary caregivers of persons with Alzheimer disease (AD), outline the inherent ethical issues that are part of drug therapy decisions, and suggest areas for future, empirical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages330-342
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0801878705, 9780801898396
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Haddad, A. M. (2010). Drugs and dementia: Pharmacotherapy and decision making by primary caregivers. In Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease (pp. 330-342). The Johns Hopkins University Press.