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Educational program for staff and caregivers of old adults affected by dementia: A grant proposal project
by Johnson, La Quetta Travette, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 53; 1490296
Abstract (Summary)

By the year 2029 there will be an estimated 70 million Americans over the age of 65 and of those Americans over 8 million will be affected by dementia. These older adults who are affected by dementia will need assistance with their day-to-day care needs and caregivers provide the care yet are sometime under trained to deal with cognitive loss and unexpected behavior changes.

The principal idea of this grant project is to develop a program that will allow the caregivers of individuals affected by dementia an opportunity to receive dementia specific training. This training will cover different techniques used to communication with someone with memory loss, current medications and their effects, and behavior management. When caregivers are taught skills they are more likely to use them, reduce stress levels, and provide better care.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goodman, Catherine
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Nursing
Publication Number: 1490296
ISBN: 978-1-124-54643-8
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