Date of Award
Master of Science
Human Development and Family Studies
The purpose of this study was to specifically examine three domains that affect a spousal relationship in the presence of the progressive deterioration associated with Alzheimer's disease. The three domains are marital satisfaction, caregiver burden, and coping strategies. The second purpose of this study was to explore the current resources that the spousal dyad is utilizing for the purpose of informing those who are new to the experience of working with this population. Understanding what resources these dyads are already using will allow those in the MFT field to better serve in the areas where resource voids still remain.
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Amber Joy Bergman
Bergman, Amber Joy, "Dyadic spousal experiences of Alzheimer's disease: marital satisfaction, caregiver burden, and coping" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15321.