Karen Moomaw Rose

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The purpose of this article is to critically review and synthesize the literature on the effects of nonpharmacological cognitive training on dementia symptoms in early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementia. Electronic databases MEDLINE (PubMed), CINAHL, PsycInfo, and the Cochrane Library were searched using the keywords cognition, reality(More)
Objective. To investigate the effects of an 8-week meditation program on perceived stress, sleep, mood, and related outcomes in adults with cognitive impairment and their caregivers. Methods. Community-dwelling adults with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or early-stage Alzheimer's disease, together with their live-in caregivers, were enrolled in(More)
In response to the need to develop evidence-based best practices interventions and services for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the authors conducted an interdisciplinary literature review of exemplar programs, defined as those including multimodal or unimodal interventions; shown to be appropriate for individuals in the early(More)
The identification of persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is becoming a priority in healthcare as persons with this disorder are generally believed to progress to a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease (AD) at a higher rate than those persons without it in the general population. Despite the knowledge that minority groups, particularly(More)
Patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) often experience urinary incontinence and agitation during sleep. There is some evidence that these phenomena are related, but the relationships (and the subsequent opportunity for caregiver intervention) has never been formally studied. In this work, the relationships among the times of occurrence of nighttime(More)
AIM This paper is a secondary data analysis to investigate relationships among caregiver stress appraisal, self-rated health and health-related Internet use. DESIGN Cross-sectional correlation design. METHODS National Alliance for Caregiving telephone survey conducted in the USA was a primary data source collected in 2009 from 258 caregivers of persons(More)
Support groups have demonstrated promising outcomes for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early-stage dementia (ESD) in previous literature reviews. However, evidence has not been updated since 2007. The current review aimed to update current evidence on the use and effects of support groups for individuals with MCI and ESD and their care(More)
Sleep disturbance is a prevalent and complex issue within the family caregiver population that affects the overall health of the caregivers themselves and their care recipients. However, there is limited evidence to support the efficacy of current practice and a lack of consensus regarding the optimal treatment protocol. This article will provide an(More)
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