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OBJECTIVES This article describes results of a randomized controlled trial comparing a time-limited early-stage memory loss (ESML) support group program conducted by a local Alzheimer's Association chapter to a wait-list (WL) control condition. METHODS One hundred and forty-two dyads were randomized in blocks to ESML (n = 96) or WL (n = 46). Mean age of(More)
Support groups can provide a forum for socialization and learning for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of these groups based on participant feedback. A survey questionnaire was administered to 70 support group participants with Alzheimer's disease from 8 well-established groups across(More)
Although the medical management options in Alzheimer's disease are limited, physicians have a central role in addressing multiple associated care needs of these patients and their families. These needs change according to different stages of the disease. Sensitive disclosure of diagnosis and providing education, guidance, and appropriate referrals to(More)
This paper presents VSim, a framework for the visualization of 3D architectural and archeological models. VSim’s design focuses on educational use and scholarly collaboration, an approach that is not commonly found in existing commercial software. Two different camera control modes address a variety of scenarios, and a novel smoothing method allows fluid(More)
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