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- 1Bohn, Linzy M
- 1Ding, Julia-lin
- 1Earle, Kelsey F.
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- 1O'Rourke, Hannah M
The present research examined social motivation in dementia within the theoretical framework of socioemotional selectivity theory (SST; Carstensen, 2006). SST is a lifespan theory of social motivation that argues goal selection and pursuit are inextricably related to perceived time remaining in...
Social engagement has been established as an important indicator of quality of life. For individuals with dementia, entering an institution can accelerate their exclusion from the social world of their healthy peers (Kitwood, 1997). This study examined social engagement and physical restraint use...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...