ERIC Number: EJ941727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Reference Count: 22
Behavior-Analytic Research on Dementia in Older Adults
Trahan, Maranda A.; Kahng, SungWoo; Fisher, Alyssa B.; Hausman, Nicole L.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n3 p687-691 Fall 2011
It is estimated that 1 in 10 adults aged 65 years and older have been diagnosed with dementia, which is associated with numerous behavioral excesses and deficits. Despite the publication of a special section of the "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis" ("JABA") on behavioral gerontology (Iwata, 1986), there continues to be a paucity of behavior-analytic research with this population. This review compares the research published before and after the behavioral gerontology special section and evaluates the most recently published aging articles in "JABA."
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Dementia, Gerontology, Older Adults, Behavioral Science Research, Behavior Problems, Literature Reviews, Aging (Individuals), Alzheimers Disease
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