Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Handbook on Dementia Caregiving or Appetite and Food Intake

Handbook on Dementia Caregiving: Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers

Author: Richard Schulz

This collection provides a comprehensive analysis of intervention approaches to dementia caregiving. It reviews the existing knowledge and provides a conceptual framework for organizing caregiver interventions of all types. Of special interest is the design of an intervention study for a culturally diverse community. The volume concludes with a discussion of how to translate intervention research into public policy, with an assessment of the future of caregiving and caregiving intervention research.

Table of Contents:
Introduction and Overview
1The Extent and Impact of Dementia Care: Unique Challenges Experienced by Family Caregivers1
2Understanding the Interventions Process: A Theoretical/Conceptual Framework for Intervention Approaches to Caregiving33
3Interventions for In-Home Caregivers: A Review of Research 1990 to Present61
4The Pragmatics of Implementing Intervention Studies in the Community127
5Development and Implementation of Intervention Strategies for Culturally Diverse Caregiving Populations151
6Measurement Issues in Intervention Research187
7Identifying Mechanisms of Action: Why and How Does Intervention Work?225
8From Intervention Studies to Public Policy: Translating Research into Practice249
9Future Directions in Caregiving: Implications for Intervention Research283

Interesting book: Quick and Easy Cooking or Asian Diet

Appetite and Food Intake: Behavioral and Physiological Considerations

Author: Ruth BS Harris

Providing a unique integrative approach, Appetite and Food Intake: Behavioral and Physiological Considerations reviews the current status of basic and applied research, while considering behavioral and physiological influences on obesity and the regulation of food intake. Each covered topic is discussed in paired chapters that present the subject from the perspectives of basic scientists using animal models and clinical scientists studying humans. Chapters include coverage of eating motivation, orosensory properties of food, influence of the GI tract on food intake, and post absorptive factors. The book also covers macronutrients, micronutrients, and meal patterning.

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