Innovative Interventions to Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress: A Clinical Guide (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2003 - Medical
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Increasing evidence has demonstrated that caregivers of dementia victims are at risk for depression and other medical problems. In what ways can health care providers improve or maintain the well-being of dementia caregivers?

This volume provides an overview of emerging themes in dementia caregiving research and presents a broad array of practical strategies for reducing caregiver distress, including interventions for specific populations such as ethnic minority caregivers, male caregivers, and caregivers with diverse sexual orientations. Innovative approaches include the value of partnering with primary care physicians to improve quality of life for both patient and caregiver and the use of technological advances to help distressed caregivers.

A timely, cutting edge book written for clinicians of varying backgrounds who provide direct services to families of dementia victims.
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Contents

Practical Interventions for the Reduction of Caregiver Distress Experience From the Field
75
Case Examples of Interventions Tailored to Specific Caregiving Groups
221
Recommendations for the Future
297

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About the author (2003)

David W. Coon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Research Scientist/Project Director at the Institute of Aging (formerly Goldman Institute on Aging).

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and has been for many years the Director of the Older Adult and Family Center of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University.

Larry W. Thompson, PhD, is Professor (Active) Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the Director of the Older Adult and Family Center until his retirement. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the "Clinical Gerontologist Journal".

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