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