Alzheimer disease and lifestyle. A proposal for a possible therapeutic intervention from Adlerian point of view
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Summary. This work intends to propose a possible therapeutic intervention according to the Adlerian philosophy in the Alzheimer disease. We will deal with the most used rehabilitative interventions of the cognitive functions hit by the affection (among which the so called cognitive stimulation) as well as the psychosocial ones. Then, it will be introduced to the readers the Adlerian concept of lifestyle, in order to evaluate in which way a disease which becomes more and more serious at an extremely slow pace, defined by some authors as Recognition Disease, concerns the affected individual in his identity unit, with relevant repercussions on the family as well. The concepts of Disease Stile and Cure Style will be introduced to this purpose. Lastly, some hypothesis will be made on the potential intervention, either to be made with the patient, either with his family, and specifically with who is directly involved in taking care of him/her, namely the caregiver.