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This article gives an account of the counselling service for people with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) at the National Prion Clinic which is based in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the UK and aims to provide information, advocacy and support from diagnosis through...
Aim: Apathy is one of the most common behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The aim of our study was to assess the relationship between apathy and locomotor activity in mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Methods: Thirty AD subjects and fifteen healthy controls were recruited from the...
Managing and coping with the symptoms of dementia and memory loss is associated with negative psychosocial outcomes for both persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Research has indicated beneficial results in using dementia-management interventions to impact positively on mental...
This study sought to understand the ways in which family caregivers to institutionalized relatives with dementia perceived and experienced the relocation of their relative to a more home-like setting of care. Twenty-nine family members were interviewed through focus groups and individual...
Visual and interactive environments offer unique opportunities for emotive and immersive experiences related to health. Examples concerning Alzheimer’s include the film Ex memoria, documentaries like Malcolm and Barbara: Love’s farewell and the Remember us virtual exhibit within Second life....
The article starts out by describing the suffering and problems confronting people with dementia and their families, elaborating various factors that determine how they cope with the trauma of the disease. Against this background, the tasks for professional care-givers are then identified....
Despite the fact that African American, Latino, and Asian Americans represent the fastest growing segments of the population in the United States over the age of 65, they remain understudied in intervention research. This article describes the process of developing and implementing a...
Deteriorating communication is one of the most distressing aspects of dementia and it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that the person’s views are heard. This study involved 31 people at different stages of dementia who were each interviewed about their well-being using Talking Mats, a...
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