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Care across Distance: Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration (Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations #4)
By Monika Palmberger, Azra Hromadžić. 2018
World-wide migration has an unsettling effect on social structures especially on aging populations and eldercare This volume investigates… how taken-for-granted roles are challenged intergenerational relationships transformed economic ties recalibrated technological innovations utilized and spiritual relations pursued and desired and asks what it means to care at a distance and to age abroad What it does show is that trans-nationalization of care produces unprecedented convergences of people objects and spaces that challenge our assumptions about the who how and where of care
By Engineering, Medicine, National Academies of Sciences. 2018
Almost 25 years have passed since the Demography of Aging 1994 was published by the National Research Council… Future Directions for the Demography of Aging is in many ways the successor to that original volume The Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging NIA asked the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine to produce an authoritative guide to new directions in demography of aging The papers published in this report were originally presented and discussed at a public workshop held in Washington D C August 17-18 2017 The workshop discussion made evident that major new advances had been made in the last two decades but also that new trends and research directions have emerged that call for innovative conceptual design and measurement approaches The report reviews these recent trends and also discusses future directions for research on a range of topics that are central to current research in the demography of aging Looking back over the past two decades of demography of aging research shows remarkable advances in our understanding of the health and well-being of the older population Equally exciting is that this report sets the stage for the next two decades of innovative research a period of rapid growth in the older American population
By Marianne Talbot. 2011
At 3am I was startled awake by the opening of the stairgate Leaping out of bed I found Mum… clothes on over her pyjamas grumbling she was fed up of being moved from pillar to post and was going home When her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease Marianne Talbot decided she couldn t put her into a care home Instead for five years she looked after her mum in her own home For nearly three of those years she chronicled for the readers of Saga Magazine Online the fears and frustrations the love and the laughter and the tears and the traumas of caring Now in this heart warming book you too can meet Marianne Mum and the appalling Fatcat You will also find plenty of practical tips for caring for someone with dementia and on staying sane whilst doing so a resources and useful contacts section and Marianne s reflections on caring from a distance and on when caring comes to an end Written for anyone anywhere who has anything to do with dementia or with caring in reading it you will know you are not alone
By Prudence Twigg, Sandy Burgener. 2007
Memory loss can create problems in every aspect of a person's life. The challenge of communicating thoughts and feelings can… be made even harder by other people's negative perceptions of dementia. This book provides practical guidance for coping with progressive memory loss, and includes examples of real people who have faced similar challenges. These stories highlight both good and bad ways to deal with the problems that arise, and are also useful for describing the experiences of memory loss to friends and family. The authors suggest ways of maintaining physical and mental health by staying active and engaged in society. They also offer techniques for improving communication, preserving self-esteem and overcoming the stigma associated with memory loss. A Personal Guide to Living with Progressive Memory Loss offers inspiration and advice for anyone in the early stages of dementia. It also provides useful insight for family and friends who wish to offer support for a loved one affected by progressive memory loss.
By Robin Rio. 2009
For people with dementia, the world can become a lonely and isolated place. Music has long been a vital instrument… in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. Connecting through Music with People with Dementia explains how a caregiver can learn to use melody or rhythm to connect with someone who may be otherwise non-responsive, and how memories can be stimulated by music that resonates with a part of someone's past. This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and more meaningful interaction with people with dementia. The book provides practical advice on using music with people with dementia, and includes a songbook suggesting a range of popular song choices and a chapter focusing on the importance of caregivers looking after themselves as well as the people they care for. Suitable for both family and professional caregivers with no former experience of music therapy, and for music therapy students and entry level professionals, this accessible book will lay bare the secrets of music therapy to all.
By Garuth Chalfont. 2008
Maintaining a connection to nature is increasingly recognised as an important component of caring for a person with dementia. Design… for Nature in Dementia Care provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. The author describes a wide range of activities that offer a connection to nature, such as caring for house plants and pets, gardening and cooking, practising handicrafts and domestic chores. He suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments and also into the design of buildings and landscapes. These suggestions are drawn from interdisciplinary research in environmental psychology, neurology, architecture, nursing and dementia care practice. This book is a practical resource for care providers and design professionals who want to use nature to improve the lives of people with dementia.
By Chris Bonner. 2005
'In Reducing Stress-Related Behaviours in people with Dementia, Chris Bonner has written a thoroughly entertaining, yet highly instructive, manual for… people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias... I highly recommend that everyone who encounters persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, routinely or occasionally, read through this manual. Even for seasoned professionals or family members who have given 10 years to the care of a spouse, there are insightful nuggets that will more than offset the modest cost of the book.' - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books 'I found this book to be both clear and accessible in terms of readability. It is a book that I believe would be a useful resource to care staff in a variety of settings. The beauty of it is that it is short, inexpensive, easy to read and understand - a book which care staff can perhaps dip into, without taking them away from their caring role too much.' - Signpost 'The book is completely person orientated with the help of anecdotes. Original research sources are acknowledged without countless footnotes. There is a carefully compiled bibliography and a good index. To have achieved so much in a slim volume is very commendable and it is obvious that this should be a required text for every formal carer with copies available in staff rooms as chapters could be the subject of seminars or workshops as well as solving tricky problems in the very demanding work of caring for people with dementia whose behaviour can be difficult to understand.' - London Centre For Dementia Care 'This invaluable book provides a wealth of practical strategies to prevent and reduce stress related behaviour in people with dementia. The author has drawn information from numerous carers with whom he has worked and his personal experience in caring for and enjoying the company of people with dementia. Throughout the book, case vignettes and small caricature illustrations are appropriately used to enhance the reading material and provide light humour. I would thoroughly recommend this book to all nursing and therapy staff involved with people with dementia.' - Occupational Therapy with Older People This practical book provides simple and imaginative ways to prevent and reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia in residential care. The author's approach is based on maximizing personal expression and fulfilment and recovering access to familiar, enjoyable and meaningful activities. He suggests strategies for managing common problems with feeding, bathing, toileting and sleep, looks at how to understand and cope with wandering, agitation and inappropriate sexual activity, and discusses ways of defusing aggressive behaviour. He also explains how to enhance care home environments and staff communication skills, and suggests a variety of helpful activities and therapies. Written in a clear, accessible style, this book will be an invaluable resource for residential care workers and the families and carers of people with dementia.
By Kelley Johnson, Rannveig Traustadottir, Christine M Bigby, Kristjana Kristiansen. 2005
This international collection of personal and professional perspectives takes a fresh look at deinstitutionalization. It addresses the key steps towards… deinstitutionalization as they have been experienced by people with intellectual disabilities: living inside total institutions, moving out, living in the community and moving on to new forms of both institutionalization and community life. Many of the chapters are contributions from people with intellectual disabilities. They are based on a life history approach and give a unique personal account of the lived experiences of institutional life and deinstitutionalization by the people who were subject to it. The life story of Tom Allen (19Â12-1991) is interspersed throughout the book, providing a powerful testimony of the way institutions and deinstitutionalization have affected one individual over the course of almost a century. Researchers and practitioners will find this book an insightful and accessible reflection on deinstitutionalization, and a source of encouragement for improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
By Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe. 2005
This accessible and authoritative book provides an invaluable guide to identifying, treating and preventing depression in later life. Jill Manthorpe… and Steve Iliffe take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide insight into the scale and complexity of the condition and point to its social causes. The authors identify different levels of depression through in-depth analysis and consider the condition in relation to, but distinct from, dementia, psychosis and anxiety disorders, helping professionals to make the correct diagnosis. Supporting case studies show that depression, and the physical symptoms often linked to it, are amenable to treatment. The authors provide practical guidance for health and social care practitioners and suggest numerous coping strategies. This comprehensive book is essential reading for health and social care practitioners working with older people, their carers and families.
By Jan Smith, Sofia Laura Escudero, Jo Moriarty, Shemain Wahab, Vincent Goodorally, Joy Watkins, Karen Jutlla, Ajit Shah, Jill Manthorpe, Karen Harrison Dening, Omar Khan, Alisoun Milne, Alistair Burns, Julia Botsford. 2015
With contributions from experienced dementia practitioners and care researchers, this book examines the impact of culture and ethnicity on the… experience of dementia and on the provision of support and services, both in general terms and in relation to specific minority ethnic communities. Drawing together evidence-based research and expert practitioners' experiences, this book highlights the ways that dementia care services will need to develop in order to ensure that provision is culturally appropriate for an increasingly diverse older population. The book examines cultural issues in terms of assessment and engagement with people with dementia, challenges for care homes, and issues for supporting families from diverse ethnic backgrounds in relation to planning end of life care and bereavement. First-hand accounts of living with dementia from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds give unique perspectives into different attitudes to dementia and dementia care. The contributors also examine recent policy and strategy on dementia care and the implications for working with culture and ethnicity. This comprehensive and timely book is essential reading for dementia care practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
By S. Irudaya Rajan, Mala Kapur Shankardass. 2018
This book highlights different aspects of the problem of elder abuse and neglect in India and discusses its forms… as well as means of prevention intervention and management It presents a framework for understanding the occurrence of elder abuse and neglect in India placing the discussion within the global context Elder abuse and neglect is a growing concern in South Asia and this is the first comprehensive account of the topic from India It uses data from different parts of India to describe the various dimensions of elder abuse and neglect among different population categories and sections in society Covering rural and urban areas in different states it discusses current perspectives on elder abuse and neglect at the household level widows HIV-affected populations and those residing in institutions This book comprises views from experts in the field and is of interest to researchers and academics from the social and behavioural sciences policy makers and NGOs
By Ren e L Beard. 2016
News of Alzheimer's disease is constantly in the headlines. Every day we hear heart-wrenching stories of people caring for a… loved one who has become a shell of their former self, of projections about rising incidence rates, and of cures that are just around the corner. However, we don't see or hear from the people who actually have the disease. In Living with Alzheimer's, Renée L. Beard argues that the exclusively negative portrayals of Alzheimer's are grossly inaccurate. To understand what life with memory loss is really like, Beard draws on intensive observations of nearly 100 seniors undergoing cognitive evaluation, as well as post-diagnosis interviews with individuals experiencing late-in-life forgetfulness. Since we all forget sometimes, seniors with an Alzheimer's diagnosis ultimately need to be socialized into medicalized interpretations of their forgetfulness. In daily life, people with the disease are forced to manage stigma and the presumption of incompetence on top of the actual symptoms of their ailment. The well-meaning public, and not their dementia, becomes the major barrier to a happy life for those affected. Beard also examines how these perceptions affect treatment for Alzheimer's. Interviews with clinicians and staff from the Alzheimer's Association reveal that despite the best of intentions, pejorative framings of life with dementia fuel both clinical practice and advocacy efforts. These professionals perpetuate narratives about "self-loss," "impending cures," and the economic and emotional "burden" to families and society even if they do not personally believe them. Yet, Beard also concludes that in spite of these trends, most of the diagnosed individuals in her study achieve a graceful balance between accepting the medical label and resisting the social stigma that accompanies it. In stark contrast to the messages we receive, this book provides an unprecedented view into the ways that people with early Alzheimer's actively and deliberately navigate their lives.
By Margaret Morganroth Gullette. 2016
When her husband's ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded… by elderly residents, mostly sick or disabled. In this short but provocative collection, distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne's moving account of her transition from a vibrant, independent, and scholarly life to one that is quieter, slower, and that takes up considerably less space. By questioning notions of care and community, stigmas of aging, and the psychological factors involved in accepting assistance, this volume provides an instructive framework for thinking about aging, continued care, and our last big move.
This book approaches the concept of adjustment to aging and endeavors to build reader understanding of this construct through a… critical review and discussion Once the reader understands the origins and nature of adjustment to aging a second innovation encompasses the development of a proposed empirical model of adjustment to aging and the analysis of its components and correlates Measures to assess adjustment to aging policies programs and interventions comprising adjustment to aging and its components and correlates will also be addressed Another innovation includes the multidimensional experience of adjustment to aging from the cultural perspective Lastly it addresses areas of future development related to this construct Future policies and interventions in older populations need to integrate and debate the role of adjustment to aging and ultimately consider a variety of different strategies each with a different set of costs and benefits Health and social professionals will be at the vanguard of policy making and community and institutional interventions Hence resources and tools to adequately prepare these individuals for the future years will be vital It is the author s hope that this resource can be valuable for professionals and students working within the field of aging as they develop research and intervention policies encompassing adjustment to aging in the coming years
By Alice Pomidor. 2015
This book translates the new findings in exercise research for the elderly for busy practitioners trainees students and… administrators This book provides practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in the common settings in which practitioners care for adults The format includes key points and case examples which showcase the strong evidence supporting exercise by older adults as a key tool to enhance health prevent serious outcomes such as hospitalization and functional loss and as part of the treatment plan for diseases that are common in older adults Written by experts in the field of exercise in older persons this book is a guide to maintaining quality of life and functional independence from frail to healthy aging adults Strategies and exercises are discussed for specific care settings and illustrated via links to video examples to ensure readers can immediately apply described techniques Exercise for Aging Adults A Guide for Practitioners is a useful tool for physicians residents in training medical students physical therapists gerontology advance practice nurse practitioners assisted living facility administrators directors of recreation and long-term care directors
By Nozomu Mori, Inhee Mook-Jung. 2015
This book brings together the most up-to-date information on recent research results of leading laboratories on aging science in East… Asia particularly in Japan Korea and Hong Kong Starting with a comprehensive overview of various hypotheses on biological mechanisms of aging by Dr Sataro Goto each chapter covers broad aspects of the most recent findings in aging-related topics centenarian studies and genome analysis of progeria metabolic biochemistry and neurobiology longevity controls in yeast and nematodes oxidative stress and calorie restriction and neurodegeneration mechanisms in Alzheimer s and Huntington s diseases with further potential therapeutic approaches to these age-related neurodegenerative diseases Also included in part is a summary and the outcomes of a scientific discussion forum called the Asian Aging Core for Longevity AACL that has been held annually alternating between Japan and Korea during the last decade This book can serve as a useful resource for finding appropriate collaborators in the areas it covers The target readership is made up of graduate students and researchers at universities medical and or life-science schools and biomedical and pharmaceutical institutes Why does aging exist How do we age How is each organism s lifespan determined These are fundamental questions in the field We may be still far from achieving a complete view of aging mechanisms but this book Aging Mechanisms offers an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the most updated progress in the biomedical research of aging in Japan and Korea the two leading nations for human longevity
By Alexis Kuerbis, Alison Moore, Paul Sacco, Faika Zanjani. 2017
This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends costs benefits … and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies This book embraces not only the physical cognitive psychological and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking including physical and psychiatric morbidity neurodegeneration medication complications and accidents and injuries and loss of independence Written by experts in the field this book is the only current text that includes the most current scientific research empirical and practice information alongside a comprehensive review of the status of the field that will help guide alcohol use management and stimulate future research Alcohol and Aging is the ultimate resource for all researchers educators clinicians and professionals working with older adults who drink
By Matthew S Gill, Anders Olsen. 2017
This book brings together in one volume the current state of ageing research in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The authors… are leading researchers in the field, placing this topic in the context of human ageing, describing how and why basic discoveries in this simple organism have impacted our prospects for intervention in the ageing process. The authors cover a broad range of topics with regards to organismal and reproductive ageing including anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes, as well as genetic and environmental interventions that promote longevity and ameliorate age-related disease. Ageing is the single most important factor determining the onset of human disease in developed countries. With current worldwide demographic trends indicating that the number of individuals over the age of 65 will continue to rise, it is clear that an understanding of the processes that underpin ageing and age-related disease represents a key challenge in the biomedical sciences. In recent years there have been huge advances in our understanding of the ageing process and many of these have stemmed from genetic analysis of C. elegans. With no analogous book in this subject area this work will be of interest to a wide audience, ranging from academic researchers to the general public.
By Susan Lehmann, Brent Forester. 2017
This book provides a comprehensive but practical understanding of the clinical approach to evaluating and caring for older people with… bipolar disorder Aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis clinical course and management of bipolar disorder are explained in particular attention is drawn to the implications of comorbidities and medical complexity for the psychiatric care of older individuals with the disorder On the other hand similarities to treatment in younger patients are also identified The coverage includes thorough review of current research in the field Clinical case vignettes are used throughout to highlight practical points and each chapter includes clinical pearls that summarize key points for the clinician The book closes by examining anticipated research directions and the future needs of this patient population Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients will be an ideal update for the practicing community or geriatric psychiatrist working with older patients with bipolar disorder
By Joseph F. Coughlin. 2017
Oldness a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business… thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers workers and innovators that is growing larger and wealthier with every passing day Over the past two decades Joseph F Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research into what older people actually want--not what conventional wisdom suggests they need In The Longevity Economy Coughlin provides the framing and insight business leaders need to serve the growing older market a vast diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth worth about 8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations people who through their continued personal and professional ambition desire for experience and quest for self-actualization are building a striking unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand His focus on women--they outnumber men control household spending and finances and are leading the charge toward tomorrow s creative new narrative of later life--is especially illuminating Coughlin pinpoints the gap between myth and reality and then shows businesses how to bridge it As the demographics of global aging transform and accelerate it is now critical to build a new understanding of the shifting physiological cognitive social family and psychological realities of the longevity economy