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Book

Old, alone, and neglected: care of the aged in the United States and Scotland

Author:
KAYSER-JONES Jeanie Schmit
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
121p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Berkeley, CA

First published in 1981, reissued in 1991 with a new epilogue. Studies the dynamics of institutional life for elderly people.

Book

Common knowledge: a coordinated approach to information-giving

Author:
TESTER Susan
Publisher:
Centre for Policy on Ageing
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
106p.
Place of publication:
London

Describes and evaluates a project which compiled and distributed a loose-leaf information pack to enable workers in agencies to give wide-ranging information to older people. Documents the various stages of the project, includes sample pages from the pack, and provides a full review of previous work in this field.

Book

Serving the elderly: skills for practice

Editor:
KIM Paul K.H.
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
350p.,tables,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
New York

Intended as a basic text and reference work for training, this collection of papers identifies 7 approaches to clinical gerontology.

Journal article

Cognition of caregiving tasks: multidimensional scaling of the caregiver task domain

Author:
ALBERT Steven M.
Journal article citation:
Gerontologist, 31(6), 1991, pp.726-734.
Publisher:
Gerontological Society of America

Reports on a study of the tasks performed by carers to distinguish the distinctions they make between different types of caring.

Journal article

For better or for worse: the experience of caring for an elderly dementing spouse

Authors:
POLLITT P.A., et al
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 11(4), December 1991, pp.443-469.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

Reports on a study of married couples, describing their attitude to dementia in one partner, assistance received from statutory services and informal carers and characteristics of elderly carers.

Journal article

Family Care of the elderly with dementia in Hong Kong

Author:
CHU Irene P.L.
Journal article citation:
International Social Work, 34(4), October 1991, pp.365-372.
Publisher:
Sage

Dementia is a disease which affects intellectual, emotional and behavioural changes in the elderly. The disease affects not only the elderly themselves, but also the family members who are involved in caring for them. An understanding of the nature of the stresses experienced by family caregivers and the factors correlated with this stress will enable the policymakers and health and welfare professionals to develop intervention programmes which meet the needs of our older population and the family support system.

Journal article

PSSRU/CHE survey of private and voluntary residential care and nursing homes

Authors:
DARTON Robin, WRIGHT Ken
Journal article citation:
PSSRU Bulletin, 8, October 1991, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Personal Social Services Research Unit

Reports on a surveys carried out among private and voluntary homes and local authority residential homes, comparing characteristics of residents, dependency levels, and the relation between resident characteristics and variations in fees charged.

Journal article

Home revision

Author:
CHURCHILL James
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 31.10.91, 1991, p.19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the government's agreement that Home Life needs to be revised to take account of the changing demands of residential care.

Journal article

Informal and formal care: exploring the complementary

Authors:
CHAPPELL Neena, BLANDFORD Audrey
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 11(3), September 1991, pp.299-317.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

The authors study the characteristics of those who do and those who do not make use of both systems, analysing the data from a Canadian survey; it appears that use of the formal system in conjunction with informal care takes the form of sharing the overall task load.

Journal article

Still caring

Authors:
WRIGHT Fay, ALISON Virginia
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.8.91, 1991, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on research carried out by Age Concern and the Spastics Society into older people caring for an adult disabled child.

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