Aging Families and Caregiving (Google eBook)

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Sara Honn Qualls, Steven H. Zarit
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 8, 2009 - Psychology - 304 pages
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With the field of geriatric mental health growing rapidly in the next decade as the Baby Boomers age, this timely guide brings together a notable team of international contributors to provide guidance for caregivers, families, and those who counsel them on managing caregiving challenges for aging family members. Aging Families and Caregiving helps mental health professionals guide families and other caregivers as they adjust to the demands of caring for aging family members and provides essential guidelines for the professionals treating this special-needs population.
  

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Contents

AGING FAMILIES AND CAREGIVING
REFERENCES
DEFINING OLDER ADULTSFAMILY
TYPES OF FAMILY TIES IN LATE LIFE
INFLUENCES ON OLDER ADULTS FAMILY COMPOSITION AND EXPERIENCES
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
NONFAMILIAL PUBLIC PROGRAMS TO ASSIST THE ELDERLY
CONCLUSIONS
CAREGIVER FAMILY THERAPY MODEL
ASSESSMENT
STRUCTURE OF FAMILY SESSIONS
CAREGIVER FAMILY THERAPY TASKS
PRAGMATIC ASPECTS OF INTERVENTION
ENDING THE SESSION OR TERMINATING CAREGIVER FAMILY THERAPY
MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES ABOUT LTC RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES

TYPES OF FAMILY SUPPORT
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
CULTURE AND ETHNICITY
SERVICE UTILIZATION
CULTURAL MISTRUST
FAMILISM
INTERACTION BETWEEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
SPIRITUALITYRELIGION
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
CHRONIC ILLNESS IN LATE LIFE AND TRENDS IN FAMILY CAREGIVING
DAUGHTERS AT MIDLIFE AND THEIR MULTIPLE ROLES
OUR WORK ON ADULTDAUGHTER CAREGIVERS
PARENT CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF OTHER FAMILY ROLES
PARENT CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF PAID EMPLOYMENT
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
REFERENCES
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS
DEFINITION OF TERMS
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CAREGIVING
POSITIVE ASPECTS OF CAREGIVING
SOCIAL SUPPORT
INTERVENTION RESEARCH WITH FAMILY CAREGIVERS
REFERENCES
ASSESSMENT
INTERVENTION
THE PROBLEMSOLVING METHOD
CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
A FRAMEWORK FOR CLINICAL INTERVENTION WITH CAREGIVERS
CORE FEATURES OF CAREGIVER INTERVENTIONS
EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TREATMENT
ASSESSMENT OF LTC RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
TREATMENT OF LTC RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
WEBSITES
EXISTING FEDERAL POLICY INITIATIVES OF IMPORTANCE TO FAMILY CAREGIVERS
NEW FEDERAL PROPOSALS AND INITIATIVES
ADDRESSING THE CAREGIVING NEEDS OF MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS
CONCLUSIONS
TYPES OF CAREGIVER SUPPORT
UTILIZATION OF SERVICES
FEDERAL AND STATE POLICY AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS
CURRENT TRENDS AND BEST PRACTICES IN STATES
LOCAL ISSUES AND INNOVATIONS
CONCLUSION
FAMILY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR COMMUNICATION
SYSTEM EVOLUTION
AN ADAPTATION FOR SENIOR HOUSING
HOW A SERVICE IS ADDED
A LARGE ARRAY OF COMPONENT SERVICES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH
IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICIANS
FAMILY CAREGIVERS
A PHR PLATFORM
CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
CLINICAL INITIATIVES
PUBLIC POLICY INITIATIVES
RESEARCH INITIATIVES
CONCLUSIONS
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About the author (2009)

Sarah.Qualls, PhD, is a clinical psychology faculty member at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has twenty years of academic, clinical, and continuing education training experience and is the co-chair of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association.

Steven H. Zarit, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He is a clinical psychologist whose research and practice have centered for more than a decade on stress in family caregivers of dementia patients.

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