Intersections of Indigenous culture, context and dementia Culture organises 'our
conventional common sense about how to ... The relationship between culture
and health is such that illness symptoms vary across different cultural and ethnic
Author: Innes, Anthea
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Health & Fitness
As the number of people affected by dementia continues to rise, this is the first in-depth examination of related services dedicated to the unique demands of remote and rural settings. Contributors from the UK, Australia, North America and Europe explore the experiences and requirements of those living with dementia and those caring for them in personal and professional capacities in challenging geographical locations. For practitioners, researchers, academics and policy makers, this book is an essential review of evidence and strategies to date, and a guide to future research needs and opportunities for improvements in rural dementia practice.
An Integrative Approach to Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology Otto Pedraza.
quality of education and ... Ct and MRI findings among African-Americans with
Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and stroke without dementia. Neurology,
Author: Otto Pedraza
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Clinical Cultural Neuroscience aims to provide clinicians and researchers with an overview of contemporary topics relevant to the study of culture in psychology and neuroscience. Within a translational thematic framework, this multidisciplinary volume surveys our current understanding of human behavior and culture along the spectrum of health and disease across multiple levels of analysis, from molecular genetics to sociocultural environment.
The cultural heritage , traditions , customs , and beliefs of ethnic groups create
differences in how and when members of a group perceive the problem of dementia , who is expected to be the caregiver , what that individual or
Carole B. Cox INTRODUCTION As culture shapes perceptions and behaviors, it
also shapes responses to cognitive impairment and dementia. Cultural belief
systems are influential in the ways that symptoms such as wandering, confusion,
Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.
REFERENCES Cross - cultural differences in rates of AD may be explained by
differences in genetic or other biological risk factors , social and cultural
differences in the definition of dementia and the significance of cognitive change
Author: Sangram S. Sisodia
Examines every aspect of Alzheimer disease - clinical, epidemiological, structural, chemical, genetic, molecular and therapeutic. This edition includes expanded coverage of the cellular-level exploration of related dementing disorders, with presentation of prion diseases, Pick's disease, front-temporal disorders, transgenic models, and biochemistry of presenilins. Treatment of symptoms with therapeutic drugs is discussed, along with outcomes of and problems inherent in clinical trails for AD.
A blistering assessment of the West's abandonment of history as it succumbs to an attack of social and cultural dementia, by leading historian David Andress.
Author: David Andress
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
In this blistering book, David Andress shows how the West has abandoned its history and lost its memory. The former great powers of the historic 'West' have abandoned themselves to senile daydreams of recovered youth. They have stirred up old hatreds given disturbing voice to destructive rage, and risked the collapse of their capacity for decisive, effective and just government. At the core of this is an abandonment of political attention to history, understood as a clear empirical grounding in how we reached our present condition. In Britain, France and the USA, historical stories are deployed in public debate as little more than dangerous fantasies.
Author: Peter A. LichtenbergPublish On: 2003-07-16
This illustrates how differences between cultural beliefs can create unanticipated
problems for delivering care to persons with dementia . Help - seeking and help -
accepting in caregivers can be heavily influenced by culture . For example ...
Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Presents cutting-edge information on a variety of dementia-causing illnesses. Provides relevant material for professionals working with AIDS patients, substance abusers, stroke or other vascular patients, and other individuals suffering from degenerative illness. Edited by leading experts in geriatric health and dementia.
Thus cultural explanations remain important in explaining late life caregiving.
There are clearly substantial cultural differences in norms for the provision of care
to older adults. One extreme example is the Niue culture from an independent ...
Author: Richard Schulz, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
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.
Given the worldwide increase in length of life and the geographic distribution of dementia , many intriguing questions arise regarding the sociocultural response
to dementia as it occurs in cross - cultural perspective . To date , little is known ...
Culture and Language Wherever epidemiologic studies have been performed to
examine mental function in the ... The cultural definition of senile dementia can
also have an important influence on the apparent prevalence of this condition .
Author: A. S. Henderson
Dahlem Workshop Reports Etiology of Dementia of Alzheimer’s Type A. S. Henderson J. H. Henderson Editors Alzheimer’s disease represents one of the largest categories of chronic disability in the elderly throughout the world. This book is a timely and needed publication, exploring current research and the emerging prospects for discovering the causes of dementia of Alzheimer’s type. In the traditions of Dahlem Konferenzen, experts from epidemiology, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, neuropathology, neurochemistry, clinical psychiatry, clinical neurology and molecular biology shared their knowledge, their research findings and their thoughts on directions for future work. In particular, they decided what the most important questions for scientific progress in this field are. The selection of papers come from eminent and respected scientists and clinicians. The discussion reports, each from a multidisciplinary group, focus on specific topics: epidemiology and environmental factors, symptomatology, genetic and molecular biology, and the relation between dementing diseases of aging and the ‘normal’ process of aging. This book provides a wealth of material that encourages optimism for the future of research in these areas.
Bradford Dementia Group, 148, 151,153, 155 Bradford Health Authority, 15
Brightwater Care Group (Australia), 100, 104 Budget, effect on care culture, 43
CACP, see Community Aged Care Packages Cantonese Version of Mini-Mental
Author: Anthea Innes
Category: Health & Fitness
Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an assessment tool that lets you directly observe and measure a resident's of client's quality of life. This work presents a method to tackle the challenging task of assessing the true quality of life of people with dementia.
... cultural and ethnic factors in the assesSment Of dementia is limited and
essentially relates to screening for dementia, ... literature relating specifically to
the effect of culture and language differences on the diagnostic interview for dementia.
Buildings , fixtures and fittings 35 Cultural issues in designing for people with dementia Kirsty Bennett A person ' s cultural background can affect their
perception of an environment , their use of space , and where they feel
comfortable . Culture ...
Dementia Rates of Alzheimer ' s dementia vary among ethnicities . For example ,
on the United States mainland , Alzheimer ' s dementia is much more common
than vascular dementia . Among the Japanese American population in Hawaii ...
Author: Wen-Shing Tseng
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
The editors have created in this volume an entirely new approach to understanding and acquiring cultural competency. Instead of examining populations of different ethnic groups, as is typical in the literature, this illuminating volume examines cultural issues as applied to the practice of virtually every psychiatric service and specialty.
Now , it becomes culture plus dementia and the question becomes is the resident
acting a certain way due to confusion or ingrained cultural responses ? For
instance in some cultures , it is inappropriate for persons of different genders to
In 1995 Kitwood wrote a chapter in a book that he co - edited called The New Culture of Dementia Care ( Kitwood and Benson , 1995 ) . He was concerned to
observe that what he called ' the old culture of dementia care ' was still alive and
Author: Mary Marshall
Publisher: Policy Press
Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book, written by experienced social workers, provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style. Working with dementia: · looks at medical, social and citizenship approaches, thus providing the very latest thinking in the field; · covers a wide range of issues, including often-neglected areas such as sexuality and the design of the built environment; · provides contextual information about the old and new cultures of care; and · discusses skills such as communication and practical assistance. This book is essential reading for social work and social care students, social workers undertaking CPD, and social and care workers transferring to dementia care from other fields. BASW/Policy Press series The BASW/Policy Press partnership provides the very best in accessible and practical high-quality resources for social work professionals and students. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
The Impact of Culture The marker framework also provides a useful tool for
identifying and interpreting cultural differences in the caregiving experience . Just
as generation and gender influence caregiving careers by influencing when ...
Author: Mortimer Powell Lawton
Category: Health & Fitness
Interventions in dementia care - toward improving quality of life.
applications of culture meaningless . Without guidance , designers often propose
highly abstract or strictly “ decorative " cultural references that have little
therapeutic value for people with dementia , who cannot appreciate symbolic
Cross - cultural studies in dementia are limited to epidemiologic studies
comparing the prevalence of moderate to severe dementia in the United States
and different countries . Several studies describe differences in the prevalence of
This approach , therefore , allows for an understanding of the impact of culture on dementia caregiving . A cultural perspective on dementia caregiving among
elderly blacks will enhance understanding black families ' perceptions and ...