Identifier

etd-04042016-234206

Degree

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia commonly referred to as persons with dementia (PWD), often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms as a result of the disease process. With no cure for AD and no way to prevent the onset of this disease, studies are analyzing methods to manage the symptoms of this disease. Previous literature on the effect of social adult day models is limited, especially pertaining to particular symptoms linked to this disease. This study explored three presenting symptoms associated with AD: anxiety, problem behaviors, and social engagement. Using a secondary data analysis, a sample of 30 participants from Charlie’s Place were observed and analyzed to determine if this adult day center would have an impact on the PWD’s levels of anxiety, problem behaviors, and social engagement.

Date

2016

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Wilks, Scott

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Social Work Commons

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