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OBJECTIVE This study investigates the process of aging in place in assisted living facilities (ALFs) and seeks to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors influencing this phenomenon in a variety of ALF contexts. METHODS Qualitative methods were used to study five ALFs for 1 year. Data collection methods included participant observation; informal and(More)
The objective of this pilot study was to obtain preliminary information on wayfinding information placement for NH (nursing home) residents by finding where older adults with mild dementia look during a wayfinding task. Wayfinding problems (e.g., an inability to find or recognize a destination) are common among NH residents. These behaviors have been(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of ambient bright light therapy (BLT) on agitation among institutionalized persons with dementia. METHODS High intensity, low glare ambient lighting was installed in activity and dining areas of a state psychiatric hospital unit in North Carolina and a dementia-specific residential care facility in Oregon. The study(More)
(2007).Therapeutic effects of an outdoor activity program on nursing home residents with dementia. Abstract Objective: The purpose of this one-year study was to obtain preliminary information on the effects of an outdoor activity program, in comparison to an indoor activity program, on sleep and behavior in nursing home residents with dementia. Structured(More)
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