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Research Project on Alcohol and Special Populations (25%) Research and describe the effect of alcohol on your selected special population.Identify unique problems or considerations that apply to your group.Compare and contrast your group to the overall U.S. populationDescribe best treatment practices for specific issues relevant to the selected population.References:Start with the learning resources in the classroom.Locate 7-10 journal articles or book chapters related to your special population.Use only scholarly, objective sources for your project. Peer-reviewed articles found in the UMUC Library databases are generally good sources. Web-based information such as Wikipedia and About.com and popular news outlets such as Time or Newsweek are NOT acceptable sources for this project.If you are unclear as to whether a source is acceptable, contact the instructor or visit the UMUC Library’s page on locating and evaluating scholarly articles: http://www.umuc.edu/library/database/articles.shtml#evaluatingcitationsGuidelines:APA format and citation style (http://sites.umuc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm)2000 words minimum (non-substantive papers are graded by percentage submitted)Separate title page and reference list – not considered in paper word count12 point fontNumbered pages1″ margins Grading RubricCriteria25 points20 points15 points10points5 pointsContentExploration & discussion of the special population detailing 5 characteristicsExploration & discussion of the special population detailing 4 characteristicsExploration & discussion of the special population detailing 3 characteristicsExploration & discussion of the special population detailing 2 characteristicsExploration & discussion of the special population detailing 1 characteristic Treatments5 treatment procedures for this population4 treatment procedures for this population3 treatment procedures for this population2 treatment procedures for this population1 treatment procedure for this populationWritingClear concise writing style with deliberate organization and no grammatical errorClear concise writing style with deliberate organization and 1to 9 grammatical errorsClear concise writing style with deliberate organization and 10 or more grammatical errorsAbstract writing style without deliberate organization and 1 to 9 grammatical errorsAbstract writing style without deliberate organization and 10 or more grammatical errorsFormatAPA format including citations without format errorAPA format including citationsOmitting at least 1 APA component or 2 format errorsAPA format including citationsOmitting at least 3 APA components or 3 format errorsAPA format including citationsOmitting at least 5 APA components or 5 format errorsAPA format including citationsOmitting at least 10 APA components or 10 format errors*My topic is The elderly aged 65+ alcoholism * pay attention to research topic and information below IntroductionThe elderly aged 65+ alcoholism has been highly prevalent in older adults. Elderly individuals have been drinking to relieve physical symptoms. II. Background about elderly (65+)1. Drinking behaviors and gender differences among elderly2. Health issues concerning problem drinking within elderly3. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) occurs with depression in elders and anxiety disorders4. Memory loss5.Verbal Fluency III. Alcohol prevention & Treatment for elderly1. Neuropsychological Testing2. Cognitive Therapy3. Alcohol use disorder identification test4. Physical Therapy5. Psychiatric Consultant IIII. ConclusionThe issue elders are suffering from is problem drinking. Elders 65+ are spending too much money on drinking, feeling depressed after drinking.Username: JMARTNPassword : November101986$ Timeline for research project:End of Week 1: Identify a special population and email it to the instructor for approval. ALL TOPICS MUST BE APPROVED TO BE GRADED TOPICS ARE LIMITED – 1 STUDENT PER TOPIC End of Week 2: Post a working annotated bibliography (list of references) using APA 6 format into the assignments folder with at least 5 scholarly sources. See note below about acceptable sources. For each reference, write 1-2 sentences in your own words that summarize the main point(s) of the source. Do not use quotations. Summaries that are not in your own words will not be graded and may be reported to the dean’s office for action if they appear to be plagiarized. (3% of total grade)End of Week 3: Post an outline of your research paper. (2% of total grade)End of Week 6: Research paper due. (20% of total grade)Late submissions are subject to a 5% penalty for every day late. The Research Paper will utilize Turnitin – all papers must be submitted to Turnitin or will be penalized 50% of overall paper grade

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