International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Care for Alzheimer's Disease

Publishing date
10 May 2013
Submission deadline
21 Dec 2012

1Department of Geriatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

2Department of Geriatrics, Kyoto University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

3Biostatistics and Data Core, Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Portland, OR, USA; Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA

Care for Alzheimer's Disease


Cognitive decline accompanying Alzheimer's disease (AD) deprives those afflicted with the disease of their autonomy and their ability to take care of themselves, making them dependent on care provided by formal and informal resources. Moreover, as the disease progresses, behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) may occur. BPSD are often troublesome to both caregivers and the patients themselves.

Currently available treatments for AD are limited to alleviating some disease symptoms and are not able to reverse the pathological progress. Therapeutics for BPSD, which are critical for the well-being of the patients and caregivers, are also limited in their effectiveness. The number of those suffering from dementia is increasing worldwide. It is urgent to find effective caregiving strategies or care management programs targeted to enhance the well-being of those with AD and their caregivers.

In this special issue, we are interested in papers which address the topic of caregiving for dementia patients. The issue is not limited to AD patient care. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Detection of Alzheimer's disease or dementia in the community
  • Liaison among medical, nursing, and care professionals
  • BPSD management
  • Caregiver burdens
  • Factors associated with transitions to care facilities
  • Terminal care in advanced dementia

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 516852
  • - Editorial

Care for Alzheimer's Disease

Hiroyuki Umegaki | Hajime Takechi | Hiroko H. Dodge
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 164919
  • - Research Article

Longitudinal Changes in the Government-Certified Index Stage and Requisite Costs for Long-Term Care Insurance System among the Community-Dwelling Demented Elderly in Japan

Shunichiro Shinagawa | Shiori Nakamura | ... | Kazuhiko Nakayama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 638267
  • - Research Article

The Needs of Older People with Mental Health Problems: A Particular Focus on Dementia Patients and Their Carers

Joaquim Passos | Carlos Sequeira | Lia Fernandes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 124215
  • - Research Article

A Warning Index Used in Prescreening for Alzheimer’s Disease, Based on Self-Reported Cognitive Deficits and Vascular Risk Factors for Dementia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Toshioki Matsuzawa | Toshihiro Takata | ... | Takashi Sakurai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 162960
  • - Research Article

Gender Differences in Dementia Spousal Caregiving

Minna Maria Pöysti | Marja-Liisa Laakkonen | ... | Kaisu Hannele Pitkälä
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 531646
  • - Clinical Study

Efficacy of Music Therapy in Treatment for the Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

H. Fukui | A. Arai | K. Toyoshima
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