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Qualitative analysis of therapeutic light effects on global function in Alzheimer’s disease
The occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is growing, with 68% of cases occurring in women. Declines in global function exacerbated by reversal of day-night patterns, disturbed sleep-wake rhythms, and excessive daytime sleepiness make managing AD difficult. In this study, the authors examined the effect and duration of effect of therapeutic light on sleep, rest-activity, and […]
Use of multisensory environments in the home for people with dementia
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of using multisensory environments (MSE) in the home of people with dementia. A qualitative research design was used, which included semi-structured interviews and self-rated caregiver observation checklists. Field notes and audio recorded interviews were transcribed for data analysis. Data were reduced and […]
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 […]
Measuring the experience and perception of suffering
Purpose: assess psychometric properties of scales developed to assess experience and perception of physical, psychological, and existential suffering in older individuals.; Design and Methods: scales were administered to 3 populations of older persons and/or their family caregivers: individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and their family caregivers (N = 105 dyads), married couples in whom 1 […]