1st Edition

Social Work and Geriatric Services

Edited By Sharon Duca Palmer Copyright 2011
    342 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    342 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Social Work & Geriatric Services examines many facets concerning the care of the elderly. Topics discussed include chronic disease prevalence, conducting research with older people, cognitive functioning and social integration, exercise for the elderly, suicide and depression in the elderly, smoking cessation for elderly clients, health screening, and more.

    Chronic Disease Prevalence and Care Among the Elderly in Urban and Rural Beijing, China—A 10/66 Dementia Research Group Cross-Sectional Survey

    Challenges to Conducting Research with Older People Living in Nursing Homes

    Association Between Subjective Memory Complaints and Health Care Utilisation: A Three-Year Follow Up

    Cognitive Function, Social Integration and Mortality in a U.S. National Cohort Study of Older Adults

    Magnitude of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Germany Among Older Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Social Vulnerability, Frailty and Mortality in Elderly People

    Impact of Exercise in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Social Participation and Independence in Activities of Daily Living: A Cross Sectional Study

    Age-Related Attenuation of Dominant Hand Superiority

    Are Sedatives and Hypnotics Associated with Increased Risk of Suicide in the Elderly?

    Mental Rotation of Faces in Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Preventing Falls in Older Multifocal Glasses Wearers by Providing Single-Lens Distance Glasses: The Protocol for the VISIBLE Randomized Controlled Trial

    Emotional Stress as a Trigger of Falls Leading to Hip or Pelvic Fracture. Results from the ToFa Study—A Case-Crossover Study Among Elderly People in Stockholm, Sweden

    Health Status Transitions in Community-Living Elderly with Complex Care Needs: A Latent Class Approach

    Effectiveness of a Mobile Smoking Cessation Service in Reaching Elderly Smokers and Predictors of Quitting

    Factors Associated with Self-Rated Health in Older People Living in Institutions

    Discomfort and Agitation in Older Adults with Dementia

    Factors Influencing Elderly Women’s Mammography Screening Decisions: Implications for Counseling

    Do Social Networks Affect the Use of Residential Aged Care Among Older Australians?



    Sharon Duca Palmer, CSW, LMSW, has worked in a variety of settings in her twenty-year career as a social worker. Since 1990, she has been a school social worker at the ACLD Kramer Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. She is also a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.