Hopeful care for people with dementia
AbstractThis study explores the notion of hopeful care and suggests that adult day care can support hope in people with dementia and their families. It evaluates how program services might contribute to the delivery of hopeful care. Data were analyzedfrom a sample of 175 pairs of people with dementia and theirfamily caregiversfrom 10 adult day centers who participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Dementia Care and Respite Services program. Results of multivariate regressions indicate that variations in the way adult day services are operationalized appear to influence care receiver and caregiver outcomes theoretically linked to hopeful care.