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This study examined the concept of resilience and factors associated with it from the perspective of individuals living with dementia. Resilience is a process through which individuals demonstrate positive adaptation despite exposure to adverse life events, such as a diagnosis of dementia. How...
Role of Caregiver Beliefs About Alzheimer Disease in the Social Creation of Dependency Among Persons With Alzheimer DiseaseDownload
It is estimated that over 1.1 million people in Canada will have dementia by 2038 (Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2010). In the caregiving context it is important that independence be maintained for as long as possible. Previous research has shown that caregivers can inadvertently create excess...
Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005–2013: A population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, Canada
Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005–2013: A population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, CanadaDownload
Background: Original studies published over the last decade regarding time trends in dementia report mixed results. The aims of the present study were to use linked administrative health data for the province of Saskatchewan for the period 2005/2006 to 2012/2013 to: (1) examine simultaneous...
Sleep, fatigue, and health have been extensively explored in family caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD). However, no published studies have looked at these variables during the time of awaiting placement, an important period of family caregiving. In this study, 41 family caregivers of PWD...
On November 21st, 2012, a Symposium co-lead by the Alberta Challenging Behaviours Interest & Research Group and ICCER (Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research), was held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The aim of the symposium was to explore and discuss the development of...
The journey with dementia from the perspective of bereaved family caregivers: a qualitative descriptive studyDownload
Background: With increasing rates of dementia among older adults, many people will be affected by this disease; either by having the disease or by caring for a relative with dementia. Due to a shift toward home and community-based care there will be an increase in the number of family caregivers...
The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to a relative with advanced dementiaDownload
With aging of the baby boomer population, older adults living longer, and no known cure for dementia, the prevalence of dementia in older adults will inevitably rise. Dementia is a terminal illness, although it may not be recognized as such. Family caregivers to persons with dementia provide...
The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to persons with advanced dementia.Download
Objective: Dementia is a terminal illness, and family caregivers play a vital role in providing end-of-life care to their relative. The present study begins to address the paucity of research regarding end-of-life caregiving experience with dementia. Method: This study utilized Munhall's...