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Geriatric Psychopharmacology
ACME accredited learning module for health professionals about medications used for mental health problems among the elderly.

Ethnic Elders Care Updates
our free on-line monthly newsletter.

Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Provides training modules on ethnogeriatric education for faculty, researchers and health care providers.

NEWS ARCHIVES

BOOKS

CARE GIVING: General information

 Harvard Health Publications: A Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease – Special Health Report. available at http://store.health.harvard.edu/hhp/cart/add.hhp?catalog-item-id=7

Perry, Angela American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving. John Wiley and Sons 2001

Loverde, Joy. The Complete Elder care Planner. Silvercare Publications 1997

McFarlane Roger. The Complete Bedside Companion. Simon and Shuster 1998


CARE GIVING: Ethnic elderly populations

Coon D, Gallagher-Thompson D. Innovative Interventions to Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress. New York. Springer 2003

Barressi C, Stull D. Ethnic elders and Long-Term Care. New York. Springer. 1993

Yeo G, Gallagher-Thompson D. Ethnicity and the Dementias. Washington DC. Taylor and Francis 1996.

Valle, R. Care giving Across Cultures with Dementia Illness and Ethnically Diverse Populations. Washington DC. Taylor & Francis 1996

Gallagher-Thompson D. Development and Implementation of Intervention Strategies for Culturally Diverse Caregiving Populations in R. Schulz (Ed). Handbook on Dementia Care giving (pp 151-183) New York. Springer 2000


HEALTH: Ethnic elderly populations

Linda G. Martin and Beth J. Soldo, Editors; Committee on Population, Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans,  National Research Council  1997.


HOME CARE

Carroll, David. When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide Based on Methods Developed by The Brookdale Center on Aging. New York: Harper and Row.

Confused Minds, Burdened Families: Finding Help for People with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, # OTA-BA-403, Supt. of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

Couper, Donna. Aging and Our Families: Handbook for Family Caregivers. Human Sciences Press, Inc.

Foster, Phyllis, ed. Therapeutic Activities With the Impaired Elderly. The HaworthPress,NY.

Gruetzner, Howard. Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide and Source Book. John Wiley and Sons.

McGuire, Francis A., et. al., Therapeutic Humor With the Elderly. The Haworth Press, NY.

Portnow, M.D., et. al., Home Care for the Elderly: A Complete Guide. McGraw-Hill.

Sheridan, Carmel. Failure Free Activities For The Alzheimer’s Patient: A Guidebook for Caregivers. Cottage Books.

Zgola, V., Doing Thomeings, A Guide to Programs and Organized Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press.


ADULT DAY CARE:

Lindeman DA et al. Alzheimer’s Day Care: A Basic Guide, . New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation.

National Directory of Adult Day Care Centers. Available at your local public library. To order contact: Human Resources Publishing 3100 Highway 138; Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442.–$149 + $6 shipping

Why Adult Day Care? National Institute on Adult Day Care, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, West Wing 100, Washington, D.C. 20024.–FREE


NURSING HOMES/ RESPITE CARE

Tips on choosing Health Care providers and facilities  are available at the Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association Publications
   – Lincoln, Elizabeth. Choosing a Nursing Home for the Person with Intellectual Loss. The Burke Rehabilitation Center.
–  Mace, Nancy L. & Gwyther, Lisa P. Selecting A Nursing Home With A Dedicated Dementia Care Unit.

Available at the American Association of Retired Persons

   More tips on choosing a good nursing home

AARP Publications

   – Choosing Good Care: A Family Guide to Finding a Nursing Home (D17064)
–  Solving Nursing Home Problems: A Guide for Families (D17065)

For a free copy, send a request to member@aarp.org please include the publication title and stock number and your postal mailing address


LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES

Tomorrow’s Choices: preparing Now for Future Legal, Financial, and Health Care Decisions. #D13479. Free from American Association of Retired People

Questions & Answers When Looking for an Elder Law Attorney. Free from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., 655 N Alvernon Way, Ste. 108, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Free literature from  Alzheimer’s Association:

- Alzheimer’s Disease: A Legal and Financial Planning Guide
– Disability Documentation Kit
– Financial and Health Care Benefits
– Financial Services You May Need
– Legal Considerations for Alzheimer’s Disease


VIDEOTAPES

Living with Alzheimer’s: Your New Video Survival Kit. A three-part video series for caregivers. Information on coping comes from experts in medicine, research, and caregiv-ing. to Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 (516) 767-9446 to pay by credit card –$35 + $4.95 shipping

Alzheimers caregiver stress reduction method. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center, 1990. 1 videocassette (34 minutes), with 73 page training manual.

Caregiver stress. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland, 1987. 1 videocassette (25 minutes). 

Family matters: caring for the caregiver. Chicago: Alzheimer’s Association, c1990. 1 videocassette (20 minutes). Also distributed as part of the Caregiver Kit (available from the Alzheimer’s Association). 

Other victim: coping and caring techniques for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Omaha, NE: Creighton University School of Nursing, c1987; distributed by Health Sciences Consortium, Chapel Hill, NC. 919.942.8731. 1 videocassette (48 minutes).

 


MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, ARTICLES

Caregiver Handbook http://www.seniormag.com/caregiverresources/handbook/index.htm

Blyskal, J. Caring for aging parents: how to do what’s best and not burn out (part 1). McCall’s (September 1993), v.120(12), pp. 80-96.

Blyskal, J. When Mom can’t live alone: strategies for making the best decisions about elder care (part 2). McCall’s (October 1993), v.121(1), pp. 98-173.

Farran, C.J. & Keane-Hagerty, E. Twelve steps for caregivers. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Care and Related Disorders & Research (November-December 1989), v.4(6), pp. 38-41.

Spake, A., Newman, C., Newman, R., et al. The Drakes: one family’s story. Health (October 1993), v.7(6), pp. 48-50. (note: this whole issue is devoted to caring for aging parents)

 


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

STANFORD GERIATRIC EDUCATION CENTER provides a variety of ethnogeriatric programs and curriculum resource materials to educate health care professionals on the cultural issues associated with aging and health.                     

http://www.stanford.edu/dept/medfm/gec/page1.html

 

ETHNOGERIATIC CURRICULUM MODULES

Teaching modules in ethnogeriatrics produced by core faculty members at Stanford Geriatric Education Center specific to their own disciplines. They include: 1) objectives, 2) content, 3) Instructional and evaluation strategies and 4)audiovisual materials..

http://www.stanford.edu/group/ethnoger/

FIND YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION                 

http://www.alz.org/findchapter.asp

THE NEWSLETTER FOR THE WORK GROUP ON MINORITY AGING

 http://www.nia.nih.gov/news/wgma/

Caregiver training manuals in Spanish: http://www.alfa.org/public/articles/HablamosEspanol.PDF

Cultural Competency in Pharmaceutical Care Delivery: A Training Template for a One-Day Pharmacy Student Elective Course

 http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/pdf_files/Assemi_Cullander%202003%20Curricula-final.pdf

TOWARDS CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE: A TOOLBOX FOR TEACHING COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

  http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/cnetwork/resources/curricula/diversity.html

 A Cultural Competency Training Template

 http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/pdf_files/Halfdaytemplate-network.pdf

Teaching Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Trainer's Guide

 http://www.mwelchatpodsdt.org/