DArcy Little, MD, CCFP, lecturer and Academic Fellow, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Director of Medical Education, York Community Services; 2002 Royal Canadian Legion Scholar in Care of the Elderly, Toronto, ON.
Part II of this series briefly reviews the literature on the success of family therapy in families with dementia. A case from the authors practice (with significant details modified to conserve privacy) is then presented with a view toward applying family therapy. Finally, as the author has an interest in medical education, a proposal on how to integrate family therapy for families with dementia into an educational program is briefly described. The author welcomes comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key words: dementia, Alzheimers disease, family therapy, family, Systems Theory.