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 especially true when considering care for persons with dementia. With the
aging of the population, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease and
related disorders is expected to increase from nearly two million Americans age
An underlying theme in establishing these criteria was to minimize the exclusion
criteria so that a broad net could be cast for persons with dementia and their
primary caregiver. This is important for ensuring generalizability of treatment
It might be taking care of a person's finances, arranging for outside services, or
visiting regularly to see how they are doing. This person need not live with you” (
National Alliance for Caregiving and the American Association of Retired
As seen in Table 1.1, several notable differences were observed in terms of
demographics between caregivers providing care for persons with dementia as
compared to those providing care for persons without this condition. Such
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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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