Tag Archives: dementia

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 »

Social Workers in the News – May 19, 2008

News Source: Google News Navigating sex, drugs and alcohol with your teen Brookline TAB – Needham, MA Panelists include: Jennifer Slonaker, MSW, director of education for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; Mark O’Connell, Ph.D., clinical instructor … PTSD: Resources for You and Your Service Member Kitsap Sun (Subscription) – WA “Courage After Fire” by Keith Armstrong, LCSW, Suzanne Best, Ph.D., ... Read More »