Dementia and Social Work Practice

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Dementia and Social Work Practice

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Research and Interventions


  • Carole B. Cox PhD

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Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. 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. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice

Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia.

To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.

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