Social Work & Social Welfare

Social Work and Geriatric Services
Editor: Sharon Duca Palmer

Social Work and Geriatric Services

2011. Available now.
Pub Date: April 2011
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926692876
Pages: 342 pp. with index
Binding Type: hardcover

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.



Social work in geriatric services deals with the care of the elderly in many facets. This book addresses many of the important topics in social work with the elderly, including chronic disease prevalence, conducting research with older people, cognitive functioning and social integration, exercise for the elderly, suicide and depression in the elderly, smoking cessation for elderly clients, health screening, and more.

CONTENTS:
• Chronic Disease Prevalence and Care Among the Elderly in Urban and Rural Beijing, China—A 10/66 Dementia Research Group Cross-Sectional Survey
• Challenges to Conducting Research with Older People Living in Nursing Homes
• Association Between Subjective Memory Complaints and Health Care Utilisation: A Three-Year Follow Up
• Cognitive Function, Social Integration and Mortality in a U.S. National Cohort Study of Older Adults
• Magnitude of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Germany Among Older Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• Social Vulnerability, Frailty and Mortality in Elderly People
• Impact of Exercise in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
• Social Participation and Independence in Activities of Daily Living: A Cross Sectional Study
• Age-Related Attenuation of Dominant Hand Superiority
• Are Sedatives and Hypnotics Associated with Increased Risk of Suicide in the Elderly?
• Mental Rotation of Faces in Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
• Preventing Falls in Older Multifocal Glasses Wearers by Providing Single-Lens Distance Glasses: The Protocol for the VISIBLE Randomized Controlled Trial
• Emotional Stress as a Trigger of Falls Leading to Hip or Pelvic Fracture. Results from the ToFa Study—A Case-Crossover Study Among Elderly People in Stockholm, Sweden
• Health Status Transitions in Community-Living Elderly with Complex Care Needs: A Latent Class Approach
• Effectiveness of a Mobile Smoking Cessation Service in Reaching Elderly Smokers and Predictors of Quitting
• Factors Associated with Self-Rated Health in Older People Living in Institutions
• Discomfort and Agitation in Older Adults with Dementia
• Factors Influencing Elderly Women’s Mammography Screening Decisions: Implications for Counseling
• Do Social Networks Affect the Use of Residential Aged Care Among Older Australians?
• Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Sharon Duca Palmer
School Social Worker, ACLD Kramer Learning Center, Bay Shore, New York; Certified Field Instructor, Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City, New York, USA

Sharon Duca Palmer, CSW, LMSW, has worked in a variety of settings in her twenty-year career as a social worker. Since 1990 she has been a school social worker at the ACLD Kramer Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York, and she is a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work, Garden City, New York, USA.




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