International Psychogeriatrics

Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: Research Strategies
Methodological and Design Issues

Using Technology in Behavioral Approaches to Alzheimer's Disease

Douglas Holmes a1 and Jeanne Teresi a1a2
a1 Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, New York, New York, U.S.A.
a2 Columbia University Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, New York, New York, U.S.A.

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holmes d   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
teresi j   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 

Current approaches to the behaviorally based treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease (AD) often fail to take advantage of technological developments in related fields. Thus, there are instances in which the need is not to discover new behavioral approaches, but to make use of “discoveries” made in other fields, charting a course for their application in dealing with AD. This assertion is suggested as a basis for strategic planning involving information transfer, to be conducted in addition to tactical planning regarding research design, implementation, and dissemination.