Profiles in Caregiving
The Unexpected Career
- Carol Aneshensel, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Leonard Pearlin, University of California, San Francisco and University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.
- Joseph Mullan, University of California, San Francisco, U.S.A.
- Steven Zarit, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.
- Carol Whitlatch, University of California, San Francisco, and The Benjamin Rose Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Given medical advances and greater understanding of healthful living habits, people are living longer lives. Proportionally speaking, a greater percentage of the population is elderly. Despite medical advances, there is still no cure for dementia, and as elderly individuals succumb to Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia, more and more people are having to care their elderly parents and /or siblings. Profiles in Caregiving is practical source of information for anyone who teaches caregiving, acts as a caregiver, or studies caregiving.This book discusses recent research on stress factors associated with caregiving, and what factors impact on successful versus non-successful adaptation to the care-giving role. This is an expanding field in gerontology, and is also of interest to personality and social psychologists studying stress and interpersonal relations. Although there are many books on the cause and treatment of dementia, there has been a book that provides a research investigation into the factors associated with effective caregiving to dementia patients.
Gerontological researchers, mental health practitioners, research professionals in clinical and counseling psychology, and individuals who currently, or expect to, care for someone with dementia.