An Insight Into Dementia Care in India

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SAGE Publications, Jan 6, 2009 - Social Science - 118 pages
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Most literature available on caregiving discusses forms of care and programs for the elderly in the west. An Insight into Dementia Care in India, based on original research studies bridges the gap between the literature of the West and the reality in India. It explores the caregiving scenario and surveys the existing research studies on dementia. The book deals with:

Epidemiology, common types and causes of dementia;Profile of caregivers, changing trends in caregiving and the system of care followed;Various caregiver activities that are involved in providing care;Need for person-centered care and support to persons with dementia and their caregivers;Psychosocial assessment and management of persons with dementia and their caregivers;Psychosocial interventions suitable in the Indian context; andServices available for persons with dementia and their families.
 

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Contents

A Silent Epidemic
5
Handholding through the Twilight Years
17
Caregiving Practices in India
23
Daily Chores and Caregivers
29
A Toll on Caregivers
43
Coping among Caregivers
49
Social Support for Caregivers
55
Intervention Tool Kit for Professionals
67
Resources in India
83
Training and Research
93
Parting Thoughts
99
Appendix
103
References
107
Further Readings
113
About the Author
119
Copyright

Psychosocial Interventions for Persons with Dementia
77

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About the author (2009)

Leena Mary Emmatty is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New York. She has lived and studied in various parts of India and done extensive research in the field of dementia care. She completed her Masters in Social Work and then went on to do her MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, a premier establishment in the field of mental health. She has worked with international organizations such as Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (national office) and Richmond Fellowship Society.

She has a doctoral degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, one of the country’s top social science institutes. She received Senior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission for the doctoral programme. She had been an active educationist in the field and has conducted workshops and seminars for paramedics, students of social work and professionals working with the elderly. She is well known and deeply regarded for her contributions and hands-on approach to the field.

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