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Cognitive training for early-stage Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
The purpose of this article is to critically review and synthesize the literature on the effects of nonpharmacological cognitive training on dementia symptoms in early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD)Expand
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The importance of getting back to nature for people with dementia.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of gerontological nursing
  • 1 February 2010
As people age, the ability to interact with the outdoors may lessen. Frailty and mobility problems create barriers to engaging in outdoor activities or even experiencing the outdoors. The barriersExpand
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The Effects of a Dementia Nurse Care Manager on Improving Caregiver Outcomes Outcomes
Iowa's Administration on Aging's Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grant to the States was a project to implement and evaluate a nurse care management model of service delivery for persons withExpand
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Evidence supporting nutritional interventions for persons in early stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
The purpose of this paper is to grade research evidence supporting nutritional interventions for persons with early stage dementias and to report the recommendations of a consensus panel. Thirty fourExpand
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A Communication Intervention to Reduce Resistiveness in Dementia Care: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Purpose of the Study Nursing home (NH) residents with dementia exhibit challenging behaviors or resistiveness to care (RTC) that increase staff time, stress, and NH costs. RTC is linked to elderspeakExpand
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Emerging roles for telemedicine and smart technologies in dementia care
Demographic aging of the world population contributes to an increase in the number of persons diagnosed with dementia (PWD), with corresponding increases in health care expenditures. In addition,Expand
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Person-Centered Communication for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: Four Communication Analysis Methods
Person-centered communication recognizes the individual as a person and responds to the individual’s feelings, preferences, and needs. This secondary analysis tested four interdisciplinary strategiesExpand
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Factors Associated with Sustained Attention during an Activity Intervention in Persons with Dementia
Background/Aims: Are the noncognitive factors of self-reported mood and personality related to sustained attention in nursing home residents with dementia during an activity intervention? Methods:Expand
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Adapting Telemonitoring Technology Use for Older Adults: A Pilot Study.
Telehealth technologies are increasing health care access for patients in the home and in community, rural, and underserved areas. Older adults may be challenged to use new technologies due toExpand
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Expanding the Role of Long-Term Care Social Workers: Assessment and Intervention Related to Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common and stigmatizing problem faced by long-term care (LTC) residents. It is typically addressed by medical professionals, with social work rarely involved. TheExpand
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