Bradley R Fulton

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PURPOSE This exploratory study compared three methods of assessing dementia specific quality of life, corresponding to the perspectives of residents, staff members, and trained observers. DESIGN AND METHODS We collected data on 172 residents with dementia in four special care nursing facilities and three assisted living facilities. Analyses assessed the(More)
INTRODUCTION Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) was originally developed as a clinical tool but has attracted interest as a potential observational measure of quality of life (QOL) and well-being of long-term care residents with dementia. DCM coding involves continuous observation over a 6-h period, with observers recording a Behavior Category Code (BCC, a(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a test to assess the knowledge of family caregivers concerning memory loss, the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and related care issues. A total of 31 multiple-choice items were generated in three domains: medical information, caregiving, and legal/financial planning. The test was administered to experts in(More)
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