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April 28, 2017
 
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All in the Family: Hope for Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers

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Dementia affects not only the afflicted person, but everyone around them. Family members and friends also struggle with worry, grief and despair in the face of this debilitating disorder, often for many years.

Daniel B. Kaplan

Because 90 percent of dementia care is provided in the home by loved ones, Daniel B. Kaplan, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work at Adelphi, is committed to researching effective interventions for those affected by the disorder. While Dr. Kaplan studies many different aspects of dementia—from psychological burdens and elder mistreatment to health services and home-based care—the common thread in his research is hope.

Dr. Kaplan teaches a new graduate-level class, Social Work Practice With People Living With Dementia, that helps students understand the syndrome’s causes and impacts, as well as how to provide effective care and counseling to all involved. He offers a reassuring road map for supporting families as they navigate this uncertain path and work to master the most effective care and coping techniques.

» Learn more about Dr. Kaplan’s work.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

 

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School of Social Work
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