Dementia and Social Work Practice

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Dementia and Social Work Practice

SKU# 9780826102492

Research and Interventions

Author: Carole B. Cox PhD

Editors: Carole B. Cox PhD


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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.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 15, 2007
  • Page Count 456
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102492
  • EISBN 9780826101082

Table of Contents 

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

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

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

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

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

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