Most literature available on caregiving discusses forms of care and programmes for the elderly in the west. An Insight into Dementia Care in India, based on original research studies will help bridge the gap between the literature of the west and the reality in India. It explores the caregiving scenario and surveys the existing research studies on dementia. The book deals with:
" Epidemiology, common types and causes of dementia;
" Profile of caregivers, changing trends in caregiving and the system of care followed;
" Various caregiver activities that are involved in providing care;
" Need for person-centered care and support to persons with dementia and their caregivers;
" Psychosocial assessment and management of persons with dementia and their caregivers;
" Psychosocial interventions suitable in the Indian context; and
" Services available for persons with dementia and their families.
Leena Mary Emmatty is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New York. She has lived and studied in various parts of India and done extensive research in the field of dementia care. She completed her Masters in Social Work and then went on to do her MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, a premier establishment in the field of mental health. She has worked with international organizations such as Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India (national office) and Richmond Fellowship Society.
She has a doctoral degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, one of the country's top social science institutes. She received Senior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission for the doctoral programme. She had been an active educationist in the field and has conducted workshops and seminars for paramedics, students of social work and professionals working with the elderly. She is well known and deeply regarded for her contributions and hands-on approach to the field.