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The goal of this study was to evaluate a community-based psychoeducational-nursing intervention designed to teach home caregivers to manage behavioral problems of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) using the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) model, and to compare this intervention with routine information and referrals(More)
  • G R Hall
  • 1994
Care of the people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) has been fraught with controversy, often resulting in competing philosophies about what constitutes the "correct" approach. Whether developing an individualized plan of care or specialized programming, it is helpful to use a conceptual framework. The Progressively Lowered Stress(More)
In a previous cross-sectional study of 100 asymptomatic individuals aged 49-69, we reported age-related decline in immediate and delayed memory that was steeper in apolipoprotein E (apoE)-e4/4 homozygotes than in members of other genetic subgroups. These findings were preliminarily based upon the statistical problem of multiple comparisons. We therefore(More)
We examine existence and stability of relative equilibria of the n-vortex problem specialized to the case where N vortices have small and equal circulation and one vortex has large circulation. As the small circulation tends to zero, the weak vortices tend to a circle centered on the strong vortex. A special potential function of this limiting problem can(More)
1. Family-provided care of members with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) is complicated by the presence of secondary behavioral symptoms, such as agitation, that lead to caregiver depression, burden, and breakdown. 2. Caregiver education to manage secondary symptoms in ADRD can be simplified by using a theoretical framework of(More)
A caregiver training protocol for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) is presented for dementia management based on the progressively lowered stress threshold model. The training protocol is described using criteria for a nursing intervention including: (a) characteristics of the nursing diagnosis, (b) research base for the intervention, (c)(More)