Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Mediation between Staff and Elderly Persons with Intellectual Disability with Alzheimer Disease as a Means of Enhancing Their Daily Functioning: A Case Study

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Mediation between Staff and Elderly Persons with Intellectual Disability with Alzheimer Disease as a Means of Enhancing Their Daily Functioning: A Case Study

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This study presents a new way of mediation between staff and elderly persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Alzheimer type dementia (AD), i.e. the MISC (Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers (Klein, 1988; 2003) model. The MISC was adopted for interactions between staff and adults with ID and AD based on observations of interactions between staff and adults with ID. The overall objective is to help caregivers and direct staff relate to their dependents in a way that will enhance their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. It is based on the integration of the person-centered approach, the cognitive rehabilitation approach (Clare, Wilson, Carter, & Hodges, 2003) and the mediational approach (Feuerstein & Rand 1979). …

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