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Making sense of mild cognitive impairment: a qualitative exploration of the patient's experience.
PURPOSE The proposed dementia precursor state of mild cognitive impairment is emerging as a primary target of aging research. Yet, little is known about the subjective experience of living with aExpand
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Marital Quality in the Context of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Profound behavioral changes in persons with dementia often negatively affect the quality of marital relationships. Yet, little is known about the extent to which the marital relationship may beExpand
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Measuring the experience and perception of suffering.
PURPOSE assess psychometric properties of scales developed to assess experience and perception of physical, psychological, and existential suffering in older individuals. DESIGN AND METHODS scalesExpand
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Incidence and predictors of advance care planning among persons with cognitive impairment.
OBJECTIVE Persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD) are at heightened risk for future decisional incapacity. We sought to characterize advance care planning (ACP) ratesExpand
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Diagnostic labels, stigma, and participation in research related to dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
Health care professionals use diagnostic labels to classify individuals for both treatment and research purposes. Despite their clear benefits, diagnostic labels also serve as cues that activateExpand
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Stressors and Caregivers’ Depression: Multiple Mediators of Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and Problem-Solving Skill
Caring for an older adult with memory loss is stressful. Caregiver stress could produce negative outcomes such as depression. Previous research is limited in examining multiple intermediate pathwaysExpand
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Subjective Experiences of an Art Museum Engagement Activity for Persons With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Family Caregivers
Objective: To describe the subjective experiences of older adults with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or related cognitive disorders (ADRDs) and their family caregivers who participated in an artExpand
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Usability of a Wearable Camera System for Dementia Family Caregivers.
Health care providers typically rely on family caregivers (CG) of persons with dementia (PWD) to describe difficult behaviors manifested by their underlying disease. Although invaluable, such reportsExpand
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Spouses' cardiovascular reactivity to their partners' suffering.
A laboratory study of older adults with osteoarthritis and their spouses was conducted to examine the unique influence of exposure to suffering on caregivers' risk for impaired psychological andExpand
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Anticipatory Grief in New Family Caregivers of Persons With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Anticipatory grief is the process of experiencing normal phases of bereavement in advance of the loss of a significant person. To date, anticipatory grief has been examined in family caregivers toExpand
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