Date of Award

4-1-1986

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Betty A. Cook

Second Advisor

Dr. Nancy Boxill

Third Advisor

Dean Creigs C. Beverly

Abstract

The profile of caregivers to Alzheizner’s disease victims in Georgia was examined. The sample population consisted of 377 caregivers (20% of the registered members of the 16 Alzheimer’s Support Groups across the state). The findings revealed that, the majority of the caregivers are between the ages of 45 and 74 years old, they tend to be the spouse of the victim, live on a fixed income, and is experiencing emotional, physical and financial stress. The findings were analyzed utilizing tables and percent comparisons.

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