HUMAN BEHAVIOR & SOCIAL ENVIRO I & II, AND SOCIAL WORK WITH THE ELDERLY

SWK205- SOCIAL WORK WITH THE ELDERLY 
Lesson 3 Discussion
Please review the readings and consider the following in your discussion post:
· Please share your thoughts after reviewing the readings.
· What are some of the benefits and challenges for a Social Worker working with older adults and their families?
· Do these particular roles as a Social Worker working with older adults interest you and why?
· What do you think you need to understand about older adults to be successful in working with them?
This discussion post should be a minimum of 250 words or one page.
READING RESOURCES
The Geriatric Social Worker https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/091514p34.shtml
Geriatric Social Workers https://www.rightathome.net/blog/geriatric-social-workers-faqs
The Distinct Role of a Hospice Social Worker https://www.hrrv.org/blog/the-distinct-role-of-a-hospice-social-worker/
Clinical Social Work Practice with Older Adults https://www.naswnyc.org/page/171/Clinical-Social-Work-Practice-with-Older-Adults.htm
Understanding Our Aging Society: Social Work Contributions https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Research-Data/Social-Work-Policy-Research/Understanding-Our-Aging-Society-Social-Work-Contributions
Strength in Numbers: A Millennial’s View on the Value of Working with Older Adults https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/exc_0616.shtml
Lesson 4 Discussion
Please review the readings and consider the following in your discussion response:
· What are some of the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease that a Social Worker should be aware of?
· What are the differences between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?
· What surprised you about this information?
This discussion post should be a minimum of 250 words or one page.
READING RESOURCES
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers
Dementia Facts https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures
What is Alzheimer’s Disease https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-alzheimers-disease
Types of Dementia https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-dementia/types-of-dementia
The Truth About Aging and Dementia https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/dementia-not-normal-aging.html
Dementia vs Alzheimer’s https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/difference-between-dementia-and-alzheimer-s
SWK206-HUMAN BEHAVIOR & SOCIAL ENVIRO I
Lesson 4 Discussion 1
How and why does the development of language illustrate the importance of culture and provide evidence for the sociological perspective? Minimum length 1 page (250 words).
Lesson 4 Discussion 2
Some people say the United States is too individualistic and competitive, while other people say these values are part of what makes America great. What do you think? Why? The minimum length is one page (250 words).
SWK207-HUMAN BEHAVIOR & SOCIAL ENVIRO II 
Lesson 4 Discussion 1
Share a time when you or someone you knew engaged in self-handicapping. What was the outcome of doing so? The original post should be a minimum of 1 page (250 words).
Lesson 4 Discussion 2
Do you think that you have a more positive or a more negative attributional style? How do you think this style influences your judgments about your own successes and failures? The original post should be a minimum of 1 page (250 words).