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Aging Families and Caregiving. Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology

  • ID: 687760
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An empirically based approach to working proactively on the mental health needs encountered by those caring for an aging family member

Addressing the complex issues that arise in working with family caregivers, this timely book is filled with clinical illustrations, guidance, tips for practice, and encouragement. In this informative guide, editors Sara Qualls and Steven Zarit have brought together a notable team of international contributors to produce a clear structure that offers clinicians a framework for engaging families effectively in the important, but frequently stressful and complicated, role of caring for older family members.

Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, this thorough and up–to–date guide features coverage of:

  • The support provided by families for elderly family members

  • Integration of families into long–term care mental health services

  • Clinical services for families engaged in the care of an older person

  • The background in social services and policy required for clinicians in order to practice effectively with older adults and their families

  • Future directions in family caregiving

Aging Families and Caregiving provides clinicians with a solid foundation to help families manage age and disability in a manner consistent with their values, maximize positive outcomes for the care receiver, and reduce the emotional and physical costs on the caregiver.

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Contributors vii

Preface ix

1. Who Are the Aging Families? 1
Rosemary Blieszner

2. Functions Families Serve in Old Age 19
Karen L. Fingerman, Laura M. Miller, and Amber J. Seidel

3. The Cultural Context of Clinical Work with Aging Caregivers 45
Martha Crowther and Audrey Austin

4. All in the Family: Providing Care to Chronically Ill and Disabled Older Adults 61
Mary Ann Parris Stephens and Melissa M. Franks

5. Impact of Dementia Caregiving: Risks, Strains, and Growth 85
Weiling Liu and Dolores Gallagher–Thompson

6. Assessment and Intervention with Family Caregivers 113
Judy Zarit

7. Empirically Supported Treatment for Family Caregivers 131
Steven H. Zarit, PhD

8. Caregiver Family Therapy for Conflicted Families 155
Sara Honn Qualls and Tara L. Noecker

9. Integrating Families into Long–Term–Care Psychology Services: Orchestrating Cacophonies and Symphonies 189
Margaret P. Norris

10. Family Caregiving and U.S. Federal Policy 209
Diane L. Elmore and Ronda C. Talley

11. Family Care Planning Services 233
Patti Auxier

12. Caregiver Services: Resources, Trends, and Best Practices 241
Nancy Giunta and Andrew Scharlach

13. A Platform for Intervention and Research on Family Communication in Elder Care 269
Michael Williams and Clayton Lewis

14. Personal Health Records for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions and Their Informal Caregivers 287
Elaine A. Blechman

Epilogue Future Directions in Family Caregiving: Clinical, Policy, and Research Initiatives 311
Steven H. Zarit

Author Index 319

Subject Index 329

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Sara Honn Qualls
Steven H. Zarit
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