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What roles should a social worker play when working with persons with dementia?

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Patrick Wong
28 January 2021
What roles should a social worker play when working with persons with dementia?

What roles should a social worker play when working with persons with dementia?

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Season Cheung
27 January 2021

I’m glad to help.

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Patrick Wong
27 January 2021

Thank you very much.

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Season Cheung
27 January 2021

Social workers can be called on to play a variety of roles when working with persons with dementia, including consultant, coordinator, care manager, and interdisciplinary care team member (Toseland et al., 2004).

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Toseland, R. W., Smith, T. L., & Zinoman (2004). Social work practice with family caregivers of frail older persons. In M. J. Holosko & M. D. Feit (Eds.), Social work practice with the elderly (3rd ed.; pp. 429–452). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

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