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

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"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.

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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).

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Table of Contents




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


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