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Perceptions of family and staff on the role of the environment in long-term care homes for people with dementiaDownload
Background: Disruptive behaviors are frequent and often the first predictor of institutionalization. The goal of this multi-center study was to explore the perceptions of family and staff members on the potential contribution of environmental factors that influence disruptive behaviors and...
Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge of Disordered Sleep, Sleep Assessment Tools, and Nonpharmacological Sleep Interventions for Persons Living with Dementia: A National Survey.Download
Alarge proportion of personswith dementiawill also experience disordered sleep. Disordered sleep in dementia is a common reason for institutionalization and affects cognition, fall risk, agitation, self-care ability, and overall health and quality of life.This report presents findings of a survey...
This is an update of our previous 2008 review. Several recent trials and systematic reviews of the impact of exercise on people with dementia are reporting promising findings. Objectives Primary: Do exercise programs for older people with dementia improve cognition, activities of daily living...
With the number of people living with dementia expected to more than double within the next 25 years, the demand for dementia home care services will increase. In this critical ethnographic study, we drew upon interview and participant data with persons with dementia, family caregivers, in-home...
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...
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...
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...
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...