With the rapidly increasing population of the elderly in the country, dementia is increasingly becoming a cause for major concern. Apart from the patient, the disease also has a significant impact on caregivers and the patientís family. This book outlines the existing research studies on dementia and explores the caregiving scenario in the country.
Among other issues, the book explores the following areas:
- Epidemiology, common types and causes of dementia
- Caregiver activities and daily chores
- Person-centred care and support
- Assessment and management of dementia patients
- Psychosocial interventions in the Indian context
- Resources and services available in India
Based on original research, this book will help bridge the gap between the dementia-related literature of the West and care-giving practices in India.
This book will serve as a reference book for students and research scholars studying Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, and Rehabilitation. Professionals like Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and paramedics and caregivers working with the elderly will also find the book to be valuable.