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Family caregiving is increasing steadily as our overall population ages. Most research has studied caregivers in relation to stress level, anxiety, and depression. This study investigated the relationship between stress level, learning style, resilience factors, and ways of coping in 76...
To assist in understanding the changing needs of persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD), the I-FAAD (Instrument for Affirming Alzheimer's Disease) was produced It is a table that includes stage specific concepts regarding degenerative dementia, early childhood development, helpful caregiver...
There is a paucity of research concerning pain in the elderly, and consequently, health care professionals' understanding of this phenomenon in the elderly is limited For the elderly subgroup who have a reduced ability to communicate due to cognitive impairment or severe physical disabilities,...
It is often difficult to quantify outcomes when special care units implement changes such as new activity programs, increased staff time, or modified floor plans. We present a behavior mapping strategy that can be used to quantify the impact of such changes. As an example, we show how the method...
Melabev runs five clubs for Jerusalem's elderly suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In any group for the cognitively impaired, there is usually at least one member the staff considers difficult. The difficult program participant needs more supervision, attention, or care...
The present experiment was an attempt to replicate and discover the active agent in a memory/training intervention that had highly significant results with two early stage Alzheimer patients' and subsequently has been used successfully with a total of 12 additional patients. 2 Two training...
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