Caregiving: Research • Practice • Policy

Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Research • Practice • Policy

Editors: Zarit, Steven H., Talley, Ronda C. (Eds.)

  • 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​ 
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Steven H. Zarit, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University, and is also Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Gerontology, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden. He has conducted research on late-life issues, particularly family caregiving and adaptation for older adults. Dr. Zarit is a recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Gerontological Society of America.

Ronda C. Talley, PhD, MPH, is  Professor of Psychology at Western Kentucky University. Her prior work experience includes providing leadership on caregiving issues and organizational development as Executive Director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving; working with national government groups to promote caregiving issues as Associate Director of Legislation, Policy, and Planning/Health Scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and promoting the science and practice of psychology in the schools as Associate Executive Director of Education and Director of School Policy and Practice at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Talley, as Adjunct Associate Professor,  taught ethics and legal issues in school psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park.Dr. Talley received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University and the Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award from the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She serves on the national board of the American Association of Caregiving Youth and is a member of the Indiana University School of Education National Board of Visitors.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, and Family Dynamics

    Smith, Glenn E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Psychosocial Interventions to Address the Emotional Needs of Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Mittelman, Mary

    Pages 17-34

  • Education, Training, and Support Programs for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Siskowski, Connie (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

  • Developmentally Appropriate Long-Term Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

    Zarit, Steven H. (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • The Economics of Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Sano, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9151-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Book Subtitle
Research • Practice • Policy
Editors
  • Steven H. Zarit
  • Ronda C. Talley
Series Title
Caregiving: Research • Practice • Policy
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5335-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5335-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5334-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9151-5
Series ISSN
2192-340X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 208
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