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Exploring Oral Self-Care Practices and Concerns of Community-Dwelling Individuals Living with Dementia and Their Care PartnersDownload
Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects thinking and memory. One of the most significant day-to-day impacts of dementia is the loss in ability to complete basic activities of daily living (ADLs), such as oral care. Toothbrushing is a multi-step task that individuals living with dementia...
Resilience and Dementia: Understanding the Implications of Cultural and Linguistic Differences in the Canadian Care EnvironmentDownload
Resilience has been defined as âdoing okâ during adversity. To date, very limited research has been conducted on resilience and dementia. My study explored the influences of cultural and linguistic differences between individuals with dementia and foreign-born care workers in order to...
Hearing loss and cognitive-communication test performance of long-term care residents with dementia: Effects of amplificationDownload
Purpose: The study aims were: 1) to explore the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive-communication performance of individuals with dementia, and 2) to determine if hearing loss is accurately identified by long-term care (LTC) staff. The research questions were: 1) What is the effect...
This study examined the protective and vulnerability factors operating in the lives of individuals with dementia and their care partners. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with two participants with dementia and five care partner participants. Screening measures were also completed with...
Must Love Dogs: Literature Review and Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy in Speech-Language Pathology (Dementia)Download
Introduction: Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Individuals with dementia often end up in long term care facilities with behavioural and psychological symptoms and communication disorders. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is being...
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...
Incidence and prevalence of dementia in linked administrative health data in Saskatchewan, Canada: A retrospective cohort studyDownload
Kosteniuk, Julie G., Crossley, Margaret, Teare, Gary F., Stewart, Norma J., Quail, Jacqueline M., Kirk, Andrew, Bello-Haas, Vanina Dal, O’Connell, Megan E., Forbes, Dorothy A., Morgan, Debra G., Innes, Anthea
Background Determining the epidemiology of dementia among the population as a whole in specific jurisdictions – including the long-term care population–is essential to providing appropriate care. The objectives of this study were to use linked administrative databases in the province of...
Background In future, as the population ages, the number of people in our communities suffering with dementia will rise dramatically. This will not only affect the quality of life of people with dementia but also increase the burden on family caregivers, community care, and residential care...
Affirming the value of the resident assessment instrument: Minimum data set version 2.0 for nursing home decision-making and quality improvementDownload
Background: We examined the agreement over time of the physical functioning domains of the Resident Assessment Instrument: Minimum Data Set Version 2.0 (RAI-MDS) and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: We completed a secondary analysis of...
Background: The prevalence of dementia, a progressive and incurable condition that affects memory and daily function, is increasing worldwide. The perspective of people with dementia can be captured to better understand which factors impact quality of life for this particular population. Such...