The Dementia Caregiver

A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders

Author: Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231920

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia are on the rise, and the need for competent caregivers will grow alongside the increased rates of diagnoses. This book focuses on what caregivers need to know to help manage the medical, physical, emotional, and practical needs of their charges, as well as themselves.


Innovative Interventions To Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress

A Clinical Guide

Author: David W. Coon, PhD,Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP,Larry W. Thompson, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826148025

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Increasing evidence has demonstrated that caregivers of dementia victims are at risk for depression and other medical problems. In what ways can health care providers improve or maintain the well-being of dementia caregivers? This volume provides an overview of emerging themes in dementia caregiving research and presents a broad array of practical strategies for reducing caregiver distress, including interventions for specific populations such as ethnic minority caregivers, male caregivers, and caregivers with diverse sexual orientations. Innovative approaches include the value of partnering with primary care physicians to improve quality of life for both patient and caregiver and the use of technological advances to help distressed caregivers. A timely, cutting edge book written for clinicians of varying backgrounds who provide direct services to families of dementia victims. For Further Information, Please Click Here!

Dementia

Comprehensive Principles and Practices

Author: Bradford Dickerson,Alireza Atri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199321728

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories

A Support Group in a Book

Author: Lynda A. Markut,Anatole Crane

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826514790

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 253

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Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers' support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages. Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are: Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parent Dealing with the personality changes caused by dementia, from anxiety and paranoia to hallucinations and impulsive behavior Keeping dementia sufferers meaningfully involved in life Handling the emotions and stresses of caregiving Seeking help through support groups and other sources, including medical professionals, clergy, and other family members The authors, who have both been caregivers themselves, augment their interviewees' stories with connective commentary and their own personal stories. A useful resource section is included to refer readers to associations and help-lines.

Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families

A Social Work Problem-Solving Approach

Author: Delia J González Sanders, PhD LCSW,Richard H Fortinsky, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106781

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The authors have created a book that comfortably combines substantial research findings with readable, practical guidelines for assessment and intervention in the real-world practice of social work. This authoritatively researched, well-written volume will appeal to the multiple disciplines involved in assisting dementia patients and their families. It will also be useful for academic health care collections...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Understanding the role of dementia caregivers in different ethnic and cultural contexts is one of the most important skills that social workers should master. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals who work with Black and Latino families living with the daily challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It is grounded in the interpretation and meaning of dementia in Black and Latino cultural heritages, and based on both a solid theoretical framework and the substantial research and clinical expertise of the authors. Detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention in ethnic-specific situations provide useful strategies that go beyond generic solutions. The text presents an overview of the epidemiology and clinical course of dementia with a focus on those forms of the disease most common to Blacks and Latinos. It addresses family care and role responsibilities in ethnic families and their theoretical, ethnic, and cultural foundations. Self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are discussed as modalities of choice. The text also considers financial and service delivery trends and use of technology, and provides detailed forms, documents, and dementia care resources. Numerous case studies will help readers to quickly put information into the context of real-world situations. Key Features: Provides concrete, targeted interventions for assisting ethnic family caregivers in confronting day-to-day issues Explains how and why self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are particularly useful for social work with ethnic family caregivers Offers detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention Includes problem-solving forms, documents, and additional dementia care resources Contains vivid supporting case studies in each chapter

The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias

Author: Mary Anderson, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107273

Category: Psychology

Page: 468

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"This book provides an overview of the cognitive and behavioral profiles of the cortical dementias in a readable and clinically relevant manner. Its emphasis on disease entities primarily affecting cortical structures allows for a more comprehensive description of the latest insights into the pathogenesis and assessment of a number of different disease processes... Weighted Numerical Score: 98 - 5 Stars!" Melissa Jones, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody's Medical Reviews The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias addresses in depth the neuropsychological impact and features of the full range of cortical dementias. It examines the differential neuropathological and pathophysiological bases of these dementias and emphasizes their behavioral and cognitive aspects in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The book also presents the most advanced techniques and strategies for disease-specific treatment. Important legal/ethical issues and the role of caregivers in treating dementia patients are also covered. Featuring contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology, this volume provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective for practicing clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and psychologists who work with patients with dementia. Key Features: Includes comprehensive, clinically focused coverage of all major cortical dementias Covers neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of dementia patients, as well as legal and ethical issues Discusses assessment and diagnosis from the perspectives of neuroimaging and cognitive and behavioral symptoms Discusses a range of interventions (pharmacological, cognitive behavioral, etc.) and management issues related to dementia treatment Informed by contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology

Long-Term Management of Dementia

Author: Douglas Scharre

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420020250

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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With people living longer, dementia is now at the forefront of medical research. In answer to this changing trend, Long-Term Management of Dementia presents a stand-alone resource for diagnosis, treatment, and management issues for the patient suffering from this debilitating disease. Topics covered include: Social, legal, economic, and ethical dilemmas Functional abilities Driving and the dementia patient Hygiene and nutritional concerns Supervision models Medical complications Neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, and social workers, along with family members of those suffering will find this book a valuable resource for understanding this disorder.

Evidence-Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behaviors

Author: Audrey L. Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826163660

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "I have not seen a book that does a better job with synthesis or provision of good concise information to those in need." (3 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service Wandering behaviors are among the most frequent, problematic, and dangerous conditions associated with dementia and a continual challenge in health care and the community. Strongly research-based, this book presents and analyzes the latest research on wandering from the clinical, health care management, and policy literature and offers practical assessment and management tools. Nurses, physicians, gerontologists and others address the range of wandering behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias, including prevention of elopement, getting lost, falls, fractures, and the subsequent need for extended nursing home or other supervised care that may result. The book places special emphasis on the difficult and stressful problems of daily patient care, improving safety for those with cognitive impairments, and enabling those with dementia to remain independent longer. This book is for all caregivers intent on improving care for the nearly 5 million Americans who are at risk. Key Features of this book: Offers practical tools for measuring and assessing wandering Emphasizes difficult and stressful daily problems of patient care Assesses medication and nonpharmacological interventions Describes the Alzheimer's Association's Safe ReturnÆ Program Weighs environmental design factors that influence wandering behaviors

Handbook on Dementia Caregiving

Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers

Author: Richard Schulz, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116741

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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This collection provides a comprehensive analysis of intervention approaches to dementia caregiving. It reviews the existing knowledge and provides a conceptual framework for organizing caregiver interventions of all types. Of special interest is the design of an intervention study for a culturally diverse community. The volume concludes with a discussion of how to translate intervention research into public policy, with an assessment of the future of caregiving and caregiving intervention research.

Family Problems

Stress, Risk, and Resilience

Author: Joyce A. Arditti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352696

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents aninterdisciplinary collection of original essays that push theboundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diversecomplexity of family concerns in the modern world. Represents the most up-to-date family problem research whileaddressing such contemporary issues as parental incarceration, samesex marriage, health care disparities, and welfare reform Features brief chapter introductions that provide context anddirection to guide the student to the heart of what’simportant in the piece that follows Includes critical thinking questions to enhance the utility ofthe book for classroom use Responds to family problem issues through the lens of a socialjustice perspective

Geriatric Psychiatry, An Issue of Clinics in Geratric Medicine,

Author: Soo Borson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323320317

Category: Medical

Page: 297

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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, guest edited by Dr. Soo Borson, is devoted to Geriatric Psychiatry. Articles in this issue include: Diagnosis; Providing high quality care for dementia patients and family caregivers; Common psychiatric problems in cognitively impaired patients – causes and management; Partnering with family caregivers; Palliation and end of life care; Geriatric depression; Treatment for depression and evaluating response; Post-traumatic stress in older adults; Sleep disorders; Substance Abuse; Suicide; and Mental Health Services for Older Adults.



Aging Families and Caregiving

Author: Sara Honn Qualls,Steven H. Zarit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470444252

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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With the field of geriatric mental health growing rapidly in the next decade as the Baby Boomers age, this timely guide brings together a notable team of international contributors to provide guidance for caregivers, families, and those who counsel them on managing caregiving challenges for aging family members. Aging Families and Caregiving helps mental health professionals guide families and other caregivers as they adjust to the demands of caring for aging family members and provides essential guidelines for the professionals treating this special-needs population.

Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient

A Caregiver's Guide to Connection and Hope

Author: Ronda Parsons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442227567

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient offers a positive approach to dementia care, one that will help caregivers connect the patient’s understanding to the world around him/her, so that even small triumphs can help to bridge the gap from the darkness of dementia to the integrity of the life of the patient.

Dementia and Social Work Practice

Research and Interventions

Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101082

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.

Caregiving Contexts

Cultural, Familial, and Societal Implications

Author: Maximiliane E. Szinovacz, PhD,Adam Davey, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103109

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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"This volume represents a major step forward in the literature by placing its focus squarely on the caregiving context, its dimensions and how it shapes the process and outcomes of family care. The chapters locate care within the family, rather than a single individual....The family, in turn, in embedded within a larger cultural, community, and social context....These explorations of context will give us a broader view of how caregiving occurs. It will help us improve our theories about care and about the family's role in contemporary society....Care of our elders is an enduring and yet evolving part of life. The focus on context will help us understand, support and learn from the ways that families meet the challenges involved."--from the foreword by Steve H. Zarit, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University Here, in Caregiving Contexts, the editors and their chapter authors explore the ways in which demographic change will influence the availability of caregivers and how divergent welfare and ideological systems will affect care among family members and between family and formal care systems. They also discuss the differences in experience between spousal and adult child caregivers, special circumstances such as child or adolescent caregivers, and government and workplace policies that are available to support caregivers in the United States and in some European countries. No other volume is available on caregiving which explores the sociocultural, familial, and sociopolitical contexts that effect both care decisions and outcomes.