Handbook on Dementia Caregiving: Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers
Springer Publishing Company, 9 feb 2000 - 330 pagine
This collection provides a comprehensive analysis of intervention approaches to dementia caregiving. It reviews the existing knowledge and provides a conceptual framework for organizing caregiver interventions of all types. Of special interest is the design of an intervention study for a culturally diverse community. The volume concludes with a discussion of how to translate intervention research into public policy, with an assessment of the future of caregiving and caregiving intervention research.
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From a policy perspective , it is important not to generalize the findings from
studies of dementia caregivers to nondementia caregivers and vice versa . Doing
so would likely result in over- or underestimates respectively of the need for
It should also be noted that sociobiological explanations of family caregiving
have one very important limitation : family caregiving for older adults enhances
the survival of individuals who are generally no longer able to reproduce . In
Finally , it is important to ascertain whether measures of health status or physical
functioning are " pitched ” to the appropriate level for the population under study .
For example , measures of activities of daily living that assess whether a care ...
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Richard Schulz, PhD
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