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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Qualitative

2012

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The Experiences Of Caregivers Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia, Molly E. Wassman Jan 2012

The Experiences Of Caregivers Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia, Molly E. Wassman

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The Alzheimer’s Association indicates there are almost 15 million caregivers providing care to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (2011). Oftentimes family members willingly assume the role of caregiver for their loved ones as dementia progresses and cognitive abilities begin to fail. As a result, this qualitative research sought to explore the experiences of caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia. Seven participants were asked open-ended questions designed to elicit responses that explained their experiences caring for a loved one with dementia. The research participants were the primary caregivers for their loved ones for whom they ...


Exploring Possible Connections Between Traumatic Brain Injury And Homelessness, Stacy Zimmer Jan 2012

Exploring Possible Connections Between Traumatic Brain Injury And Homelessness, Stacy Zimmer

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The incidence and awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the general population has become more prevalent in recent times; however, limited public knowledge and research exists regarding the prevalence of TBI among the homeless population. Through an exploratory, qualitative pilot study, this research investigated possible connections that might exist between TBI and homelessness. Nine expert respondents from various disciplines, ranging from social work to neuropsychology, were interviewed to solicit their professional impressions, opinions and experiences about this subject. Findings indicate that there is a significant connection between TBI and homelessness. Specifically, TBI is believed to be both a causal ...