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Winter 2001


This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Alzheimer's Care Today Volume 2, Issue 1, Winter 2001, Pages 23-32. The published version is available at Alzheimer's Care Today Best Practices in Dementia Care. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins..


The home represents a relatively new arena for practice for most service providers, especially those working with families of persons with dementia. This article describes four key factors to consider when working with caregivers of persons with dementia in their homes. The authors also discuss seven common challenges of service provision in the home and recommend strategies for addressing these challenges.