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An Insight into Dementia Care in India
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An Insight into Dementia Care in India

First Edition


January 2009 | 132 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Most literature available on caregiving discusses forms of care and programmes for the elderly in the west. An Insight into Dementia Care in India, based on original research studies will help bridge 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; and

" Services available for persons with dementia and their families.

 
I: INTRODUCTION
 
Dementia: A Silent Epidemic
 
II: CAREGIVING IN DEMENTIA
 
Handholding through the Twilight Years
 
Caregiving Practices in India
 
Daily Chores and Caregivers
 
III: STRESS, COPING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
 
Psychological Distress: A Toll on Caregivers
 
Staying Afloat: Coping Among Caregivers
 
Social Support for Caregivers
 
IV: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT
 
Intervention Tool Kit for Professionals
 
Psychosocial Interventions for Persons with Dementia
 
Resources in India
 
V: CONCLUSIONS
 
Training and Research
 
Parting Thoughts
 
Appendix
 
References

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ISBN: 9788178298887
£14.99