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(p. 293) Commentary
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(p. 293) Commentary
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Ann M. Steffen

and Nika R. George

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199733668.003.0037
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date: 17 September 2019

“Friends of a friend need help with finding a placement for their mother who is getting removed from her nursing home for aggression. Any suggestions for where they could start?” This verbatim request came to us via e-mail from a local colleague the same week that we first read the case study of Marilyn and her daughter Betty. Despite already knowing the importance of good dementia care, we are impressed with this coincidence and the urgency experienced by families in these situations. This commentary highlights some of the points made by the authors of the case study. We also hope to extend our discussion to review some of the skills needed for working with older adults in a variety of settings, with implications for empirically supported practice and professional development....

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