The Elderly Caregiver

Caring for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

by Roberto, Karen A.

Bringing together the empirical work of researchers from a variety of disciplines, this volume provides insight into the physical, psychological and social needs of the growing number of elderly people caring for adults with developmental disabilities. Issues explored include: the needs of elderly parents caring for adult offspring with learning difficulties; changes in care-giving activities; the increasing burden of care-giving; the ordeal of planning future out-of-home placement; and the needs of care-givers of ageing adults with Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. A concluding chapter draws together implications for future directions in practice, policy and research.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: August 1993
  • English
  • 9781452254234 / 0803950217
  • Primary Price: 37.99 GBP
  • Pages: 232
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited by Karen A. Roberto.
  • Page size: 22
  • Series: SAGE Focus Editions
  • Series Part: 160
  • Reference Code: BDZ0000976820