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Explores developmentally appropriate long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s
Examines the physical demands and emotional needs of family members and professionals caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
Discusses the importance of early diagnosis and family dynamics on AD management
Examines legal and ethical issues for caregivers
Discusses the economics of caring for individuals with AD
Assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another illness that causes dementia is incredibly demanding and stressful for the family. Like many disabling conditions, Alzheimer’s disease leads to difficulty or inability to carry out common activities of daily life, and so family members take over a variety of tasks ranging from managing the person’s finances to helping with intimate activities such as bathing and dressing.
Key coverage in Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders includes:
Early diagnosis and family dynamics
Emotional needs of caregivers
Developmentally appropriate long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s
Family caregivers as members of the Alzheimer’s treatment Team
Legal and ethical issues for caregivers
Faith and spirituality
The economics of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease
Cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues of minority caregivers
Advances in Alzheimer’s disease research
Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving - Alzheimer’s treatment team - Care Triad - Developmentally appropriate care for people with AD - Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease - Education, training, and support programs for Alzheimer’s
Preface.- Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving: The Needs of Family Caregivers.- Section I: Issues Affecting the Care Triad.- Chapter 1. Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiving, and Family Dynamics.- Chapter 2. Psychosocial Interventions to Address the Emotional Needs of Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.- Chapter 3. Education, Training, and Support Programs for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.- Section II: Issues in Providing Quality Care.- Chapter 4. Developmentally Appropriate Long-Term Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.- Chapter 5. The Economics of Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.- Chapter 6. Faith and Spirituality: Supporting Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia.- Chapter 7. Family Caregivers as Members of the Alzheimer’s Treatment Team.- Chapter 8. End-of-Life Issues for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.- Section III: Cross-cutting Issues Impacting Caregivers and Caregiving.- Chapter 9. Ethical Issues: Perspective 1: Providing Care for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: Practice, Education, and Research.- Chapter 10. Ethical Issues: Perspective 2: The Fundamental Role of Personhood.- Chapter 11. Legal Issues for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.- Chapter 12. Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Implications for Family Caregiving.