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Care of the elderly

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Grief, Bereavement and Meaning Making in Older People Views from Rural China

Grief, Bereavement and Meaning Making in Older People Views from Rural China

Author: Haimin Pan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Spousal bereavement seems to be one of the most devastating things a person can suffer through during the course of his or her life and it can result in adverse bio-psycho-social consequences for the left behind spouse. This book offers updated views from incorporating meaning making theory and social constructionist theory to examine the mediating roles of meaning making and help readers to understand grief and bereavement experiences of the widowed elderly population in China. The volume starts with elaborating on the meaning making model, followed by an overview of grief theories and traditional culture, including empirical feedback of the results of applying the model to Chinese elderly widows and widowers. Pan's book concludes with a discussion on the implications and limitations of this research as well as future directions. The volume provides valuable theoretical reflection and empirical evidence on grief and bereavement experiences of the elderly population in China. By combining meaning making theory with a social constructionist perspective, this research develops a novel approach to apply Western models and theories to the Chinese context and effectively study China's elderly population and their grief and bereavement experiences. This volume brings the readers the benefits of understanding Chinese cultural doctrines regarding death and life, getting a comprehensive view on meaning making theory, as well as learning the specific coping skills of Chinese elderly in widowhood. This volume merits the attention of those in the fields of mental health, social work, and gerontology to help further their understanding of meaning making systems in a non-western setting.

Namaste Care for People Living with Advanced Dementia A Practical Guide for Carers and Professionals

Namaste Care for People Living with Advanced Dementia A Practical Guide for Carers and Professionals

Author: Nicola Kendall, Sharron Tolman, Lisa Howarth, Ann White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

Namaste Care is a therapeutic approach to caring for those living with advanced dementia, focused on improving their quality of life through a simple, soothing and rewarding process. This step-by-step guide is for anyone looking to translate the principles of the Namaste Care approach successfully and professionally into a home or care setting, with an emphasis on the value of volunteers in the community in implementing this. The Namaste Care approach is focussed on giving comfort and pleasure to people with advanced dementia through sensory stimulation, especially the use of touch, and this book provides extensive guidance on every stage of the process, including harnessing community interest, recruiting and training volunteers, and managing pain and discomfort. In a time of ever-growing strain on healthcare resources, this practical guide is a timely reminder of the power and value of informal care and compassionate communities in helping to care better for people with dementia, and is essential reading for carers, professionals and family members.

Promoting Resilience in Dementia Care A Person-Centred Framework for Assessment and Support Planning

Promoting Resilience in Dementia Care A Person-Centred Framework for Assessment and Support Planning

Author: Julie Christie, Wendy Mitchell, Mary Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

This practice-focussed resource shows dementia care professionals how to harness resilience in their daily practice when working with people living with dementia. Nurturing and developing resilience can hugely improve quality of life for people living with dementia, and as such it is an important tool for practitioners to provide targeted, meaningful support that fits into the lives of people with dementia and care partners. This book guides readers through the key concepts of resilience within the context of dementia and explains the unique challenges and opportunities of developing resilience in this situation. It also provides real-world examples of resilience in dementia assessment and care and suggests clear frameworks for applying resilience in daily practice, as well as template assessment sheets. A practical and accessible resource, this book helps professionals ensure that people with dementia are treated as individuals actively engaged in their own lives and in the care which they receive.

Mental Health in Later Life Taking a Life Course Approach

Mental Health in Later Life Taking a Life Course Approach

Author: Alisoun Milne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2020

Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a lifecourse approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Drawing together material from a number of different fields the book analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health amongst older populations and offers a critical review of the lifecourse, ageing and mental health discourse for students, professionals, policy makers and researchers.

Mental Health in Later Life Taking a Life Course Approach

Mental Health in Later Life Taking a Life Course Approach

Author: Alisoun Milne Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2020

Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a lifecourse approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Drawing together material from a number of different fields the book analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health amongst older populations and offers a critical review of the lifecourse, ageing and mental health discourse for students, professionals, policy makers and researchers.

Rights of the Elderly

Rights of the Elderly

Author: Fred C. Pampel Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2020

The elderly have traditionally been a segment of the population that is treated with respect and veneration. Numerous societal changes, however, have raised practical concerns about the rights of the elderly and how to best care for an aging population without overburdening younger and future generations. Necessities and structures that many take for granted - employment, medical care, and housing - are often difficult for the elderly to obtain. Government programs, such as the Social Security Act and Medicare, are constantly threatened by privatization. As baby boomers continue to retire, questions surrounding the rights of the elderly become more and more pronounced. Rights of the Elderly provides an overview of the history of this timely topic and the opinions surrounding it - from the Social Security Act of 1935 to the current activism of groups such as AARP and the Gray Panthers. Examining recent court cases such as Kathi Cooper et al. v. IBM Personal Pension Plan and IBM Corporation and documents such as The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, this new volume provides multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for the future of legislative action. A comprehensive and up-to-date overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary provide useful information for students, teachers, librarians, older persons, activists, policy makers, and the general reader interested in this controversial issue. Coverage includes: whether or not the systems devised to protect the elderly - including Social Security and Medicare - will be sustainable; whether or not it is fair that younger workers must contribute to funds that will probably be depleted by the time they retire; who will take care of the aging population and guarantee their safety as reports of nursing home scandals and medical malpractice emerge; and whether or not elderly individuals have too few rights and whether these rights infringe on others.

Caring For People With Challenging Behaviors Essential Skills and Successful Strategies in Long-Term Care

Caring For People With Challenging Behaviors Essential Skills and Successful Strategies in Long-Term Care

Author: Stephen Weber Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

The newly revised edition of this popular resource provides caregiving staff with easy-to-understand and powerfully effective ways to prevent, reduce, or eliminate the challenging behaviors of care recipients. Nearly 80% of long-term care residents exhibit some level of difficult behaviors stemming from a wide range of factors including depression, personal distress, declining physical function, or dementia. Care staff will learn how to use this book's proven intervention tools and strategies to identify and satisfy the basic human needs that underlie challenging behaviors, as well as encourage and reinforce positive behaviors. With detailed vignettes illustrating the successful implementation of each recommended technique for addressing common challenging resident behaviors, this new edition also focuses on empowering caregivers to cope with the stress of their roles. Presented in a user-friendly style for anyone working in long-term care settings, this book serves as both a self-study tool and a resource for in-service training. Resources for staff include: Downloadable handouts that summarize core content as well as strategies and models for intervention. Exercises that help staff put concepts into practice. Intervention and behavior tracking forms. Stress-management techniques that help staff with their own reactions to challenging resident behavior. A 5-step treatment plan using a preventative approach. Whether used as a self-help tool, a curriculum for in-services, a training guide for students, or a reference for mental health professionals, Caring for People with Challenging Behaviors, Second Edition is an essential read for anyone working in long-term care. The simple and practical techniques presented will raise the quality of life for care recipients and can transform the overall culture of care. NEW to the second edition! New chapter on the benefits of advance directives over behavior contracts. More intervention strategies and stress-management techniques. Downloadable exercises, forms, posters, and 40 handouts. Additional case studies and instructional displays. 2015 National Mature Media Award (Merit Award Winner)

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review Assuring Safety in Long Term Care - Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies and Practical Limitations

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review Assuring Safety in Long Term Care - Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies and Practical Limitations

Author: Marshall Kapp Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This volume explores the concept of safety as applied in the long term care context. Chapters examine the way in which the quest for safety may work either synergistically or adversely upon other worthy social goals. Among the initiatives considered are promoting the decision-making autonomy of patients/clients and their surrogates, enhancing the quality of care and quality of life available to long term care residents, and providing fair compensation for injured victims when serious harm occurs. Questions addressed that are of concern to legal and ethical theorists, social science researchers, and patient/client advocates include: To what extent do litigation and/or regulation accomplish the safety and other legitimate objectives of public policy in the long term care arena? Do the costs of various approaches outweigh the benefits in promoting safety and other goals? And, how do litigation and regulation compare with alternative approaches to achieving the same goals, in terms of an acceptable cost/benefit balance?

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review Issues in Conducting Research with and About Older Persons

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review Issues in Conducting Research with and About Older Persons

Author: Marshall Kapp Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Perplexing ethical questions emerge when conducting research involving older adult participants. Fundamental ethical concerns often grappled with include the ability to obtain truly voluntary and competent informed consent, the proper role of surrogate decision making in the research context, and the equitable selection of research subjects. This volume brings to the forefront a discussion of how to encourage essential research specifically designed to benefit older persons while protecting the legal and ethical rights of actual and potential older research participants. Highly qualified and diverse contributors analyze and explain some of the most salient and legal conundrums implicated in the design, conduct, interpretation, and application of research protocols that touch on these problems of aging and the aged.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 24 Intergenerational Relations Across Time and Place

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 24 Intergenerational Relations Across Time and Place

Author: Merril Silverstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This volume examines the importance of time and place, as applied to aging families. In the first section, chapters focus on the temporal dimension of intergenerational relations using frameworks from human development, sociology, social history, and social psychology. The second section focuses on the social ecology of intergenerational relations in terms of the national contexts within which families are embedded. The contributors demonstrate how the social, cultural, historical, and institutional forces orient older and younger family members toward each other in both structured and adaptive ways.

Religious Influences on Health and Well-being in the Elderly

Religious Influences on Health and Well-being in the Elderly

Author: Alan Booth, Neal Krause Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This volume focuses on the ways in which religious institutions, religious practices, and religious organizations impact the health and well-being of older persons. Topics examined include: the conceptualization and measurement of religion in late life the relationship between religious coping and possible stress reduction the role of forgiveness as an alternate mediator how social class, gender, and race can influence the specific effect of religion and religious institutions in a diverse aging society.