Special Care Programs for People with Dementia

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Stephanie B. Hoffman, Mary Kaplan
Health Professions Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Political Science - 228 pages
Identifies the 10 leading problems facing special care units (SCUs) for those with dementia and offers practical suggestions for dealing with each of them, addressing issues such as training, activities, clinical issues, sexuality, family concerns, interior design and renovation of the SCU, and maxi

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Contents

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Chapter
9
Training Staff to Work in Special Care
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About the author (1996)

Stephanie B. Hoffman, PhD, is the Director of Interprofessional Team Training and Development and Primary Care Education at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Hoffman is a life-span developmental psychologist. She has received funded grants to study the communication and management aspects of dementia, geriatric depression, feeding behavior in nursing-home residents, special care units, and restraint alternatives. At the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Dr. Hoffman has trained hundreds of students and staff in the following disciplines: nursing, medicine, psychiatry, public health, medical records, pharmacy, podiatry, social work, speech pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, dietetics, physical therapy, and other associated health disciplines. Dr. Hoffman has conducted workshops on dementia management and team training throughout the country. She has published in the areas of geropsychology, dementia, team building, and nonverbal communication, and has written and edited several dementia-management books.

Kaplan is an instructor in the Department of Gerontology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida

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