ISBN 9788178298887,An Insight into Dementia Care in India

An Insight into Dementia Care in India


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178298887

ISBN-10 8178298880


Number of Pages 132 Pages
Language (English)

Social work

With the rapidly increasing population of the elderly in the country, dementia is increasingly becoming a cause for major concern. Apart from the patient, the disease also has a significant impact on caregivers and the patient?s family. This book outlines the existing research studies on dementia and explores the caregiving scenario in the country. Among other issues, the book explores the following areas: - Epidemiology, common types and causes of dementia - Caregiver activities and daily chores - Person-centred care and support - Assessment and management of dementia patients - Psychosocial interventions in the Indian context - Resources and services available in India Based on original research, this book will help bridge the gap between the dementia-related literature of the West and care-giving practices in India. This book will serve as a reference book for students and research scholars studying Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, and Rehabilitation. Professionals like Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and paramedics and caregivers working with the elderly will also find the book to be valuable. Table of Contents 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