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Innovative Interventions To Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress

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Innovative Interventions To Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress

SKU# 9780826148018

A Clinical Guide


  • David W. Coon PhD
  • Dolores Gallagher-Thompson PhD, ABPP
  • Larry W. Thompson PhD

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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 

  • Publication Date October 31, 2002
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826148018
  • EISBN 9780826148025

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Background Issues
  1. Family Caregivers: Enduring and Emergent Themes, David W. Coon, Marcia G. Ory, and Richard Schulz
  2. Monitoring and Evaluating Interventions, Benjamin H. Gottlieb, Larry W. Thompson, and Michelle Bourgeois
  3. Interventions for a Multicultural Society, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Rita Hargrave, Ladson Hinton, Patricia Arean, Gayle Iwamasa, and L. McKenzie Zeiss

  4. Part II: Practical Interventions for the Reduction of Caregiver Distress: Experience from the Field
  5. Specific Stressors of Spousal Caregivers: Difficult Behaviors, Loss of Sexual Intimacy, and Incontinence, Mary Mittelman, Antonette Zeiss, Helen Davies, and Delois Guy
  6. Family Interventions to Address the Needs of the Caregiving System, Soledad Arguelles, Ellen J. Klausner, Trinidad Arguelles, and David W. Coon
  7. Skill-Building: Psychoeducational Strategies, Louis D. Burgio, Nancy Solano, Susan E. Fisher, Alan Stevens, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
  8. In-Home Interventions: Helping Caregivers Where They Live, Laura N. Gitlin and Lisa P. Gwyther
  9. Primary Care: Partnering with Health Care Providers, Robert Burns, Linda Nichols, Jennifer Martindale-Adams, David W. Coon, Katie Maslow, and John Selstad
  10. Capitalizing on Technological Advances, Ann Steffen, Diane Feeney Mahoney, and Kathleen Kelly
  11. Anticipatory Grief and Loss: Issues for Intervention, Julia Kasl-Godley

  12. Part III: Case Examples of Interventions Tailored to Specific Caregiving Groups
  13. Ethnic Minority Caregivers, Elizabeth Edgerly, Lisa Montes, Edith Yau, Sandy Chen Stokes, and Darlyne Redd
  14. Male Caregivers: Challenges and Opportunities, Sean A. Lauderdale, James A. D’Andrea, and David W. Coon
  15. The Families We Choose: Intervention Issues with LGBT Caregivers, David W. Coon and L. McKenzie Zeiss

  16. Part IV:Recommendations for the Future
  17. Future Directions in Dementia Caregiving Intervention Research and Practice Larry W. Thompson, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, and William E. Haley