Jillian Alston

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The research reported here consisted of a series of three studies of the use of a sensory stimulation protocol and assessment scale with brain-injured patients at either Level II or Level III on the Ranchos Los Amigos Cognitive Scale. In the first study, a pilot project with six patients addressed the hypotheses that: (1) immediate changes in responsiveness(More)
iven the increase in the aging population, the prevention of cognitive decline in healthy older adults deserves close attention. Mild cognitive impairment affects 10%–25% of people over the age of 70 years. 1 Mild cognitive impairment involves cognitive decline beyond that normally expected in a person of the same age with preservation of function. Dementia(More)
Background/Purpose: The 85+-year-old population – the " oldest old " – is now the fastest growing age segment in Canada. Although existing research demonstrates high health services utilization and prescribed medications in this population , little epidemiological evidence is available to guide care for this age group. Objective: To describe the(More)
Background Information: Limited research has suggested that rural residents are at increased risk of dementia. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine if rural residence is associated with dementia using both cross-sectional and prospective analyses. Methods: In 1991, 1763 community-dwelling adults aged 65+ participated in the Manitoba Study(More)
Objectives: To identify current practices and care gaps for elderly patients admitted following a hip fracture, and to characterize patients' patterns of functional recovery over 1-year. Relevance Increased awareness of existing gaps and improving our understanding of patients' recovery can help optimize patients' outcomes. Methods: Forty community-dwelling(More)
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