Authored by Dr. Boss


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Category: Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

Boss, P. (1991). Parenting our parents: Supporting caregivers and families of Alzheimer's Disease. Early Report, 18(3). St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, College of Human Ecology, Center for Early Education and Development.

Boss, P. (1993). The reconstruction of family life with Alzheimer's Disease: Generating theory to understand family stress from ambiguous loss. In P. Boss, W. Doherty, R. LaRossa, W. Schumm & S. Steinmetz (Eds.), Sourcebook of family theories and methods: A contextual approach (pp. 163-166). New York: Plenum.

Boss, P. (2011). Loving someone who has dementia: How to find hope while coping with stress and grief. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

Boss, P. (2012, May 8). For caregivers of spouses with dementia, a redefinition of marriage. Next Avenue. Retrieved from:

Boss, P. (2012). The ambiguous loss of dementia: A relational view of complicated grief in caregivers. In M. O’Reilly-Landry (Ed.), A psychodynamic understanding of modern medicine: Placing the person at the center of care (pp. 183-193). London: Radcliffe.

Boss, P., & Caron, W. (1990). The Alzheimer's patient caregiver. The Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Letter, 1(3). Stanford, CT: H. Bosch Co.

Boss, P., & Kaplan, L. (2004). Ambiguous loss and ambivalence when a parent has dementia. In K. Pillemer & K. Luescher (Eds.), Intergenerational ambivalences: New perspectives on parent-child relations in later life (pp. 207-224). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Boss, P., Caron, W., & Horbal, J. (1988). Alzheimer's Disease and ambiguous loss. In C. S. Chilman & E. W. Nunnally (Eds.), Chronic illness and disability: Families in trouble series, (Vol. 2, pp. 123-140). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Boss, P., Caron, W., Horbal, J., & Mortimer, J. (1990). Predictors of depresssion in caregivers of dementia patients: Boundary ambiguity and mastery. Family Process, 29(3), 245-254.

Boss, P., Kaplan, L., & Gordon, M. (1995, September). Accepting the circle of life. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Reporter, 25(3), 7-11.

Caron, W., Boss, P., & Mortimer, J. (1999). Family boundary ambiguity predicts Alzheimer's outcomes. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 62(4), 347-356.

Garwick, A. W., Detzner, D., & Boss, P. (1994). Family perceptions of living with Alzheimer's Disease. Family Process, 33(3), 327-340.

Kaplan, L., & Boss, P. (1999). Depressive symptoms among spousal caregivers of institutionalized mates with Alzheimer's: Boundary ambiguity and mastery as predictors. Family Process, 38(1), 85-103.

Mortimer, J. A., Ebbitt. B., Boss, P., Duffy, L., & Zarit, S. (1988). Behavioral problems in Alzheimer's Disease.Gerontologist, 28, 168 A.

Mortimer, J., Boss, P., Caron, W., & Horbal, J. (1992). Measurement issues in caregiver research. In B. D. Lebowitz, E. Light, & G. Niederehe (Eds.), Alzheimer's Disease and family stress (pp. 370-384). New York: Springer.