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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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...