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Supporting the Caregiver in Dementia: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
     

Supporting the Caregiver in Dementia: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

by Sheila M. LoboPrabhu (Editor)
 

Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing seniors and their caregivers around the globe. Developed by experts in both research and practice, this guide for mental health clinicians explores the experience of caregiving in dementia, discussing the latest research developments and sharing clinical pearls of wisdom that can easily be translated to daily

Overview

Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing seniors and their caregivers around the globe. Developed by experts in both research and practice, this guide for mental health clinicians explores the experience of caregiving in dementia, discussing the latest research developments and sharing clinical pearls of wisdom that can easily be translated to daily practice.

The contributors explore the history of caregiving and then examine the current demographics of caregivers for persons with dementia. They discuss who provides care, the settings in which it is delivered, and the rewards and burdens of caregiving. They place special emphasis on understanding the psychological needs of both the person with dementia and the caregiver, as well as interpersonal bonds, spiritual dimensions, and reactions to grief and loss. Using a multidisciplinary approach to treatment for caregivers, this book addresses the role of pharmacotherapy, individual and family interventions, and social supports. Finally, the authors reflect on societal issues such as health care policies, ethnic elders, and ethics.

This volume offers health professionals insights into the daily lives of caregivers, along with tools to provide their patients with the support they need.

Editorial Reviews

Ageing and Society - Nina M. Silverstein
Will directly benefit both researchers and practitioners committed to dementia care and support.

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice - Elizabeth Beattie
This compact volume provides an invaluable resource for professionals in the field.

Gerontologist - James J. Callahan
This work should be on the bookshelf of any clinician serving caregivers and persons with dementia.

Gerontologist
This work should be on the bookshelf of any clinician serving caregivers and persons with dementia.

— James J. Callahan

Ageing and Society
Will directly benefit both researchers and practitioners committed to dementia care and support.

— Nina M. Silverstein

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883439
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Sheila M. LoboPrabhu, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Victor A. Molinari, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health at the University of South Florida. James W. Lomax II, M.D., is Professor and Karl Menninger Chair of Psychiatric Education in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.

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