This database contains 18 studies, archived under the term: "The Gerontologist"
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The effect of telephone support groups on costs of care for veterans with dementia
Purpose: Few studies have addressed the effects of caregiver interventions on the costs of care for the care recipient. This study evaluated the effects of a caregiver education and support group delivered via the telephone on care recipient health care utilization and cost.; Design and Methods: The Telehealth Education Program (TEP) is a manualized program […]
The psychosocial impacts of multimedia biographies on persons with cognitive impairments
Purpose: The purpose of this feasibility pilot project was to observe Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients’ responses to personalized multimedia biographies (MBs). We developed a procedure for using digital video technology to construct DVD-based MBs of persons with AD or MCI, documented their responses to observing their MBs, and evaluated the […]
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for family caregivers: a randomized controlled trial
Purpose: Caring for a family member with dementia is associated with chronic stress, which can have significant deleterious effects on caregivers. The purpose of the Balance Study was to compare a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention to a community caregiver education and support (CCES) intervention for family caregivers of people with dementia.; Design and Methods: […]