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Affirming the value of the resident assessment instrument: Minimum data set version 2.0 for nursing home decision-making and quality improvementDownload
Wagg, Adrian S., Drummond, Lindsay S., Jones, C. Allyson, Slaughter, Susan E.
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...
The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to persons with advanced dementia.Download
Peacock, S., Duggleby, W., Koop, P.
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...
Walls-Ingram, Sheena, O'Connell, Megan E., Cammer, Allison, Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina, Stewart, Norma, Crossley, Margaret, Innes, Anthea, Forbes, Dorothy, Morgan, Debra, Kirk, Andrew
Abstract Although only 20-50% of individuals with dementia are diagnosed, early diagnosis enables patients and families to access interventions and services, and plan for the future. The current study explored the experiences of rural family caregivers in the period leading up to a diagnostic...
Richmond, C., Forbes, D., Finkelstein, S.
This article explores how dementia care is provided to First Nations communities in southwestern Ontario. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with health care providers and analysed using a constructivist grounded-theory methodology. Two interrelated frameworks for understanding...
In this paper we use Alvesson and Sandberg’s strategy of problematisation to analyse the assumptions embedded in the development and use of the concept of ‘care-giver burden’.We do this in order to develop an explanation as to why decades of research into the experience of providing home-based...
Gender differences in use and availability of home and community-based services for people with dementia.Download
Henderson, S., Peacock, S., Kingston, D., Morgan, D., Leipert, B., Hawranik, P.
The purpose was to examine the use and availability of home and community-based services by men and women with dementia using data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey. Variables of interest were based on the Andersen and Newman model and included predisposing, enabling, need, and use...
St-Amant, O., DeForge, R.T., Ward-Griffin, C., McWilliam, C., Klosek, M., Forbes, D., Hall, J., Oudshoorn, A.
The hours of unpaid elder care by family members are projected to triple by 2038. Because living with dementia can inhibit decision-making abilities, family members are often besought to assist in this process. In this ethnographic study, relationships within home-based dementia care were...
Hearing loss and cognitive-communication test performance of long-term care residents with dementia: Effects of amplificationDownload
Ostevik, Amberley, Slaughter, Susan E., Ickert, Carla, Hopper, Tammy, Hodgetts, Bill
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 of...
Knowledge exchange throughout the dementia care journey by Canadian rural community-based health care practitioners, persons with dementia, and their care partners: An interpretive descriptive study.Download
Forbes, D. A., Thiessen, E., Blake, C. M., Morgan, D. G., Markle-Reid, M., Gibson, M., Finkelstein, S.
INTRODUCTION: Accessing, assessing, exchanging, and applying dementia care information can be challenging in rural communities for healthcare practitioners (HCPs), persons with dementia (PWD), and their care partners. The overall purpose of this research was to enable HCPs, care partners, and PWD...