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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)
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)
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)
Inadvertent lead placement in the left ventricle (LV) is an uncommon and often under-diagnosed complication of cardiac device implantation. Thromboembolic (TE) events are common and usually secondary to fibrosis or thrombus formation on or around the lead. Anticoagulation can prevent TE events. Percutaneous and surgical LV lead extractions have been(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)
BACKGROUND The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires residency programs to provide curricula for residents to engage in scholarly activities but does not specify particular guidelines for instruction. We propose a Resident Scholarship Program that is framed by the self-determination theory (SDT) and emphasize the process of scholarly(More)
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