Dementia and Social Work Practice: Research and Interventions / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$66.45
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $26.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 64%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $26.95   
  • New (3) from $73.29   
  • Used (3) from $26.95   

Overview

"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....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners.— Choice

This book contains a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. Readers will be learning the latest assessment instruments and distinguishing between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined as well as the benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care. Finally, there are intervention strategies for every stage of dementia as well as a discussion of legal, financial, and psychological stresses of caregivers with dementia.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826102492
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Carole B. Cox, Ph.D., is professor at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving. She has done extensive research on caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease, their needs, and use of services with a particular focus on ethnicity. In the last few years, she has expanded her interest in caregiving to that of grandparents raising their grandchildren. She has developed a program and curriculum for empowerment training for grandparents, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000) and is also the editor of To Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books include Home Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, co-authored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, co-authored with Paul Ephross (1998); and Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005).

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

chapter
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface

Foreword

Part 1: Setting the Stage for Social Work, Carole B. Cox
• Social Work and Dementia, Carole B. Cox
• Alzheimer's Disease and Non-Alzheimer's Dementias, Darby Morhardt and Sandra Weintraub
• Assessments of Individuals with Dementia, Victoria Cotrell
• Social Work and Dementia: Implications of Coexisting Medical Conditions, Katie Maslow

Part 2: The Early Stage and Interventions with Families, Carole B. Cox
• The Experiences and Needs of People with Early-Stage Dementia, Lisa Snyder
• Helping Families Face the Early Stages of Dementia, Daniel Kuhn
• Family Care and Decision Making, Carol J. Whitlatch and Lynn Friss Feinberg
• Coping with Alzheimer's Disease: Clinical Interventions with Families, Cynthia Epstein

Part 3: Diversity and Dementia, Carole B. Cox
• Culture and Dementia, Carole B. Cox
• Psychoeducational Strategies for Latino Caregivers, Maria P. Aranda and Carmen Morano
• Model Dementia Care Programs for Asian-Americans, Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Bei Wu, Kun Chang, and Jennifer K. Hohnstein
• Models from Other Countries: Social Work with People with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty
• Caring for Persons With Dementia in Australia, Teorrah Kontos

Part 4: Community Care, Carole B. Cox
• Care Management with People with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Elizabeth Baxter
• Community Mobility and Dementia, Nina M. Silverstein and Lisa Peters-Beumer
• Social Work and Dementia Care Within Adult Day Services, Jed Johnson and Marilyn Hartle
• Support Groups: Meeting the Needs of Families Caring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Edna L. Ballard
• Respite, Rhonda J.V. Montgomery and Jeannine M. Rowe

Part 5: Residential Care and Other Models, Carole B. Cox
• Information to Promote Quality Dementia Care in Residential Settings, Sheryl Zimmerman
• Quality Care in Residential Settings: Research into Practice, Jeanne Heid-Grubman

Part 6: Conclusions, Carole B. Cox
• Concluding Remarks: The Challenge for Social Work, Carole B. Cox
Resources

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)