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This manuscript analyzes the use of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter Well-Being Observation Tool© in observing seven domains of well-being among individuals with dementia. We observed the well-being of 12 individuals while they engaged in Memories in the Making©, an art program for persons in the...
This work describes the reasons and emotional responses of healthy descendants after counseling for presenilin mutations in early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease (EOFAD), tau mutations in familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and prion mutations in fatal familial insomnia (FFI). A...
This study was an attempt to improve the quality of the relationship between dementia caregivers and their loved ones by decreasing the gap between caregivers' expectations and patients' actual functional abilities and by teaching supportive skills. Although a group of 49 caregiver-patient dyads...
Most practitioners find disclosing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) to an individual with dementia very difficult. Literature results show a wide variability in attitudes and clinical practice, and diagnosis seems to be more often disclosed to caregivers than to patients. The objective...
To explore a one-trial 10-item free-recall test as a potential dementia screening tool, we analyzed recall scores and individualized serial position effects in nearelderly (N = 2,336) and elderly (N = 2,371) participants in a population-based survey in Taiwan. Age and sex were significantly...
This article discusses the literature supporting the limited use of tube feeding, antibiotics, and hospital transfers of nursing home residents with end-stage dementia. This article also presents the findings of a study that queried 138 nursing home social service staff members in New York State...
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