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The Elderly Caregiver
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The Elderly Caregiver
Caring for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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Volume: 160

September 1993 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Bringing together the empirical work of researchers from a variety of disciplines, this volume provides insight into the physical, psychological and social needs of the growing number of elderly people caring for adults with developmental disabilities. Issues explored include: the needs of elderly parents caring for adult offspring with learning difficulties; changes in care-giving activities; the increasing burden of care-giving; the ordeal of planning future out-of-home placement; and the needs of care-givers of ageing adults with Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. A concluding chapter draws together implications for future directions in practice, policy and research.
 
PART ONE: REVIEW OF THE CAREGIVING LITERATURE
Karen A Roberto
Family Caregivers of Aging Adults With Disabilities
A Review of the Caregiving Literature

 
 
PART TWO: ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF OLDER CAREGIVERS
Tamar Heller
Aging Caregivers of Persons With Developmental Disabilities
Changes in Burden and Placement Desire

 
Karen A Roberto
Older Caregivers of Family Members With Developmental Disabilities
Changes in Roles and Perceptions

 
Ellie Brubaker and Timothy H Brubaker
Caring for Adult Children With Mental Retardation
Concerns of Elderly Parents

 
Barbara A Hawkins, Susan J Eklund and B L Martz
Aging Adults With Down Syndrome
Biological and Psychosocial Considerations for Caregivers

 
Elizabeth A Noelker and Lauren C Somple
Adults with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's
Clinical Observations of Family Caregivers

 
 
PART THREE: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OLDER CAREGIVERS AND THE SERVICE COMMUNITY
Joan B Wood
Planning for the Transfer of Care
Social and Psychological Issues

 
Jean P Lehmann and Karen A Roberto
Current and Future Service Needs of Aging Individuals With Developmental Disabilities Living With Relatives
Christine Rinck and Carl Calkins
Family Satisfaction With Case Management and Service Provision
Rural and Urban Perspectives for Older Families of Persons With Developmental Disabilities

 
Gregory C Smith and Sheldon S Tobin
Case Managers' Perceptions of Practice With Older Parents of Adults With Developmental Disabilities
 
PART FOUR: PRACTICE, RESEARCH, AND POLICY DIRECTIVES
Edward F Ansello and Karen A Roberto
Empowering Elderly Caregivers
Practice, Research, and Policy Directives

 

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