J Brent Bond

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The impact of a respite program on the cognitive and physical functioning of dementia and nondementia patients, and on the burden perceived by their caregivers, was assessed in a pretest-posttest design. A total of 55 caregivers were interviewed twice, 5 weeks apart. In the respite group, the caregiver's patient experienced a 2-week respite stay in a(More)
BACKGROUND Although parents experience the death of adult children diagnosed with cancer, most of the literature on adult child death has examined the issues of violent death or suicide. Where death from cancer has been studied, the focus has been mainly on psychological outcomes. Little is known about parents' experiences with this phenomenon. OBJECTIVE(More)
BACKGROUND Glaucoma is an important public health concern in the United States, particularly among older adults (aged >or=65 years). Pharmacologic therapy for glaucoma consists mainly of topical eye drops containing beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogs. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the associations between factors of topical medication(More)
One impact of the baby boom generation and improved medical care is that nursing homes will be the place of care and site of death for growing numbers of frail, older persons dying of chronic progressive illnesses. The nursing home settings may appear to be an appropriate environment wherein residents could receive palliative care, but the literature(More)
Relationships between bereavement following the death of a grandparent and adolescent death anxiety levels were examined using Hogan's Inventory of Bereavement and the revised Death Anxiety Scale within private schools. Of the 226 adolescent respondents (aged 11-18) who completed questionnaires, 124 had experienced the death of a grandparent. The regression(More)
Nursing homes are increasingly becoming the place of care and site of death for growing numbers of frail older people dying of chronic progressive illnesses. Despite this increase, empirical evidence suggests that providing palliative care in nursing homes is replete with challenges. In a previous publication, the authors examined challenges external to the(More)
In this article, the authors explore the home care experience as described by older physically impaired individuals and their caregiving spouses. Separate face-to-face semistructured interviews were carried out with each spouse from nine couples. Analysis of the interview data revealed four themes. For care receivers the themes were Independence and(More)
AIM To examine the perspectives of family members, registered nurses and healthcare aides regarding the last 72 hours of Canadian nursing home residents' lives. STUDY DESIGN Exploratory, descriptive design using semistructured interviews. SAMPLE Consisted of 14 registered nurses and eight healthcare aides who had provided care within the last 72 hours(More)
Intergenerational interaction between matched pairs of older parents and their middle-aged offspring were explored in this research, comparing Mennonites and non-Mennonites. Middle-aged respondents replied to a mailed questionnaire, and their parents were interviewed. Five dimensions of family solidarity were compared between the generations, with the(More)
Possible relationships between bereavement and religiosity to death anxiety levels of adolescents were investigated. Scales measuring religiosity, bereavement, and death anxiety were incorporated into one questionnaire. Two hundred and twenty-six adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 participated in the study based in urban and rural private schools(More)