Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

Jean—An Illness Story: The Quest to Address the Advance of Chaos

What was it like to look for care when few in the medical establishment understood Alzheimer’s disease? What would it be like today to face a care system without sufficient aid or advocacy from the social work profession? In a unique article published in a recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, Brian Arthur Roberts, MSW, BSW, RSW, ... Read More »

NASW Helps Joint Commission Develop New Consumer Brochure on Memory Problems & Dementia

The Joint Commission recently published a consumer education brochure on memory problems and dementia. The brochure, developed in collaboration with NASW, is part of the Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ initiative, which encourages consumers to play an active role in their health care. Visit www.jointcommission.org/speakup_memory_problems to download or print the brochure in both English and Spanish. NASW resources: Help Starts Here, ... Read More »

Detection of Memory Impairment in a Community-Based System

[Referencing: Kahraman Kiral, Aynur Ozge, Mehmet Ali Sungur, and Bahar Tasdelen, “Detection of Memory Impairment in a Community-Based System: A Collaborative Study,” Health & Social Work, Volume 38, Number 2 (May 2013), pp. 89-96.] Populations throughout the world are both increasing and aging. The rapid growth in the number of older people has resulted in not only an increased requirement ... Read More »

News from the Hill – March 2012

Political Climate Presidential Race—GOP Primary Now that several Republican primaries and caucuses have taken place, Mitt Romney has taken a considerable—though not insurmountable—lead over his nearest competitors.  Super Tuesday’s most crucial state was Ohio, which Romney narrowly won.  With Rick Santorum winning three states and coming close in Ohio, along with Newt Gingrich’s victory in Georgia, Romney still has not ... Read More »