By Carole B. Cox
Practical assurance of riding, day care, help teams, and respite is especially welcome. it is a stable booklet to have on hand, not only for social paintings college and scholars, but additionally for these within the overall healthiness sciences, psychology, and sociology. it is going to be an invaluable source for pros dealing with the expanding difficulties for relatives and group that an getting older inhabitants and the epidemic of Alzheimer's sickness carry with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate via professionals/practitioners."--Choice
Beyond the rapid and devastating results dementia could have on participants and their caliber of existence are the traces which are put on the households, caregivers, and groups that aid them. Social staff are in a special place to deal with these kinds of matters while that they supply deal with people with dementia.
To facilitate the doorway of social employees into this sector of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a quantity of specialist articles at the organic, mental, and social elements of dementia. . Readers will examine the newest review tools, in addition to how one can distinguish among Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention techniques for each level of dementia are offered. the results of tradition and variety at the therapy of people with dementia are tested, together with examples of winning courses from numerous international locations. the advantages and disadvantages of grownup day providers, neighborhood care, and home care are mentioned. eventually, a dialogue of the felony, monetary, and mental stresses confronted via caregivers of these with dementia rounds out this a lot wanted text.
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We do not discuss sources of dementia that are due to medical conditions and are potentially reversible with medical treatment, as mentioned in chapter 1. Other neurodegenerative disorders that can cause dementia Alzheimer ’s Disease and Non-Alzheimer ’s Dementias 19 not covered in this chapter include Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and acquired immunodeﬁciency syndrome (AIDS). The diagnosis of any dementia is based on the combination of a detailed clinical history (including a collateral source of information in addition to the patient), physical examination, neuropsychological testing, and neuroimaging.
In so doing, assessing the ability of the caregiving family to organize themselves and intervene accordingly is crucial. ” This apparent normalcy Alzheimer ’s Disease and Non-Alzheimer ’s Dementias 29 may cause them to question their own observations. However, it is important to explain that neurodegenerative disease is not an “all or none” phenomenon. Instead, it can be likened to a faulty electrical connection that, in the beginning, is “off” sometimes and “on” more frequently. Eventually, there will be more “off” than “on” times—but even in later stages, there may be brief periods of “on” times.
In the same way, culture affects the roles that caregivers play and their interest in using services. In addition, as initial symptoms (such as forgetfulness) may be more acceptable to certain cultures, they may not seek out services until a later stage of the illness. Consequently, medications that could beneﬁt persons in the early stage are less likely to be used. 10 DEMENTIA AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Caregivers may be strongly inﬂuenced by the cultural values and traditions that dictate their caregiving roles.
Dementia and Social Work Practice: Research and Interventions by Carole B. Cox