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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Support group for caregivers of older adults affected by dementia: A grant proposal project
by Nasrollahzadeh, Yalda, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 78; 1523109
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore how caregivers of patients with dementia are physically and mentally affected by their increase in responsibilities. The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to obtain funding for a caregiver support group for the Calabasas, CA community and its surrounding areas.

Caregiver intervention programs have been identified as a critical area of research by the Alzheimer's Association. Silverado Senior Living is a national organization that serves patients with dementia. The program consists of two support groups offering structure and flexibility through cognitive behavioral practices and a continuous feedback.

If funded and implemented, this program would add value to the body of research that exists for caregivers and drive awareness and change to current policy. In addition, Silverado would better serve its community and act as a model program for other Silverado locations.

The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Washington, Thomas Alex
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Aging
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Calabasas, California, Caregivers, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dementia, Memory lost, Support groups
Publication Number: 1523109
ISBN: 978-1-303-20319-0
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