Handbook on Dementia Caregiving: Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers
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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This is followed by a discussion of both generic and caregiver specific models of
stress-coping that attempt to predict the impact of caregiving at the individual
level. Finally, we present a conceptual framework for characterizing caregiver ...
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
Impact on the Individual Clinical observations about family caregiving have
highlighted the fact that caregivers react with marked individual differences to
seemingly similar circumstances. Some family caregivers react with guilt,
Probably the most basic way of conceptualizing the caregiving experience is in
terms of a framework for interactions between the individual and the environment
(Eliott & Eisdorfer, 1982). This model, illustrated in Figure 2.1, has three primary ...
TABLE 2.2 Interventions Classified by Delivery System Characteristics Attribute
Definition of attribute Dimension Frequency Duration Individual (yes/no) Group (
yes/no) Face-to-face (yes/no) Telephone (yes/no) Caregiver initiated contact ...
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4 The Pragmatics of Implementing Intervention Studies in the Community
5 Development and Implementation of Intervention Strategies for Culturally Diverse Caregiving Populations
6 Measurement Issues in Intervention Research
Why and How Does Intervention Work?
Translating Research into Practice
Implications for Intervention Research
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