Innovative Interventions To Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress: A Clinical Guide

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826148018
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

David W. Coon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Research Scientist/Project Director at the Institute of Aging (formerly Goldman Institute on Aging).

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and has been for many years the Director of the Older Adult and Family Center of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University.

Larry W. Thompson, PhD, is Professor (Active) Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the Director of the Older Adult and Family Center until his retirement. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Gerontologist Journal.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Background Issues
• Family Caregivers: Enduring and Emergent Themes, David W. Coon, Marcia G. Ory, and Richard Schulz
• Monitoring and Evaluating Interventions, Benjamin H. Gottlieb, Larry W. Thompson, and Michelle Bourgeois
• Interventions for a Multicultural Society, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Rita Hargrave, Ladson Hinton, Patricia Arean, Gayle Iwamasa, and L. McKenzie Zeiss
Part II: Practical Interventions for the Reduction of Caregiver Distress: Experience from the Field
• Specific Stressors of Spousal Caregivers: Difficult Behaviors, Loss of Sexual Intimacy, and Incontinence, Mary Mittelman, Antonette Zeiss, Helen Davies, and Delois Guy
• Family Interventions to Address the Needs of the Caregiving System, Soledad Arguelles, Ellen J. Klausner, Trinidad Arguelles, and David W. Coon
• Skill-Building: Psychoeducational Strategies, Louis D. Burgio, Nancy Solano, Susan E. Fisher, Alan Stevens, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
• In-Home Interventions: Helping Caregivers Where They Live, Laura N. Gitlin and Lisa P. Gwyther
• Primary Care: Partnering with Health Care Providers, Robert Burns, Linda Nichols, Jennifer Martindale-Adams, David W. Coon, Katie Maslow, and John Selstad
• Capitalizing on Technological Advances, Ann Steffen, Diane Feeney Mahoney, and Kathleen Kelly
• Anticipatory Grief and Loss: Issues for Intervention, Julia Kasl-Godley
Part III: Case Examples of Interventions Tailored to Specific Caregiving Groups
• Ethnic Minority Caregivers, Elizabeth Edgerly, Lisa Montes, Edith Yau, Sandy Chen Stokes, and Darlyne Redd
• Male Caregivers: Challenges and Opportunities, Sean A. Lauderdale, James A. D’Andrea, and David W. Coon
• The Families We Choose: Intervention Issues with LGBT Caregivers, David W. Coon and L. McKenzie Zeiss
Part IV:Recommendations for the Future
• Future Directions in Dementia Caregiving Intervention Research and Practice Larry W. Thompson, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, and William E. Haley


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