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Dementia caregivers’ responses to 2 Internet-based intervention programs
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the impact on dementia caregivers’ experienced stress and health status of 2 Internet-based intervention programs.; Design and Methods: Ninety-one dementia caregivers were given the choice of being involved in either an Internet-based chat support group or an Internet-based video conferencing support group. Pre-post outcome measures focused […]
A pilot usability study of MINWii, a music therapy game for demented patients
MINWii is a music therapy game for the renarcissization of demented patients. It lets players improvise or play songs of their choice by pointing at a virtual keyboard with a Wiimote Pistol. We present the results of a three-month usability study we conducted with 7 institutionalized patients suffering from mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease […]
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 […]
Sleep in dementia caregivers and the effect of a nighttime monitoring system
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if a nighttime home monitoring system, designed to track the movements of a care recipient with dementia, would relieve worry and improve sleep in caregivers of persons with dementia.; Design and Methods: In this controlled clinical trial, 49 dementia caregivers were followed for up to 1 […]
Effects of a robot pet-assisted program for elderly people with dementia
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects on the cognitive function, Activities of Daily Living (ADL), mood, social behaviors, and problematic behaviors of robot pet-assisted program for elderly people with dementia.; Methods: This study was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The participants were 32 elders with dementia. Seventeen were assigned […]