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Percy, Maire E.; Lukiw, Walter J. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Objectives: Certain heart conditions and diseases are common in Down syndrome (DS; trisomy 21), but their role in early onset dementia that is prevalent in older adults with DS has not been evaluated. To address this knowledge gap, we conducted a study of risk factors for low neurocognitive/behavioral scores obtained with a published dementia test…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Risk, Dementia, Scores
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Dowling, N. Maritza; Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Equating of psychometric scales and tests is frequently required and conducted in educational, behavioral, and clinical research. Construct comparability or equivalence between measuring instruments is a necessary condition for making decisions about linking and equating resulting scores. This article is concerned with a widely applicable method…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Dementia
Moye, Jennifer, Ed. – APA Books, 2020
This book demonstrates how to address practical and ethical challenges when evaluating capacities of older adults with neurocognitive disorders, like dementia. The contributors are expert clinicians who draw upon real-life experiences conducting clinical capacity assessments in civil matters, illustrating best practices from the ABA/APA's…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cognitive Ability, Decision Making, Best Practices
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Hsiao, Hua-Tsen; Chang, Chiung-Chih; Chen, Nai-Ching; Chiu, Herng-Chia; Huang, Chi-Wei; Lee, Feng-Ping; Wang, Jing-Jy – Educational Gerontology, 2020
Family caregivers play a critical role in dietary care and the nutritional status of people with dementia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a family care-based dementia dietary educational program (DDEP) on family caregivers' nutritional knowledge, healthy eating behavior and nutritional status of people with dementia. A…
Descriptors: Dementia, Nutrition, Pretests Posttests, Scores
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Dassel, Kara; Butler, Jorie; Telonidis, Jacqueline; Edelman, Linda – Educational Gerontology, 2020
We developed online training modules focused on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) designed to improve best care practices in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes, as a part of a federal grant focused on improving geriatric education for interprofessional (collaboration among different professions providing patient care)…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Dementia, Health Services, Best Practices
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Ossewaarde, Roelant; Jonkers, Roel; Jalvingh, Fedor; Bastiaanse, Roelien – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: Corpus analyses of spontaneous language fragments of varying length provide useful insights in the language change caused by brain damage, such as caused by some forms of dementia. Sample size is an important experimental parameter to consider when designing spontaneous language analyses studies. Sample length influences the confidence…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Dementia, Computational Linguistics, Neurological Impairments
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Allinson, Jodie – Research in Drama Education, 2020
This article considers two examples of life story performance: the first autobiographical work about the author's recovery from stroke, and the second the life-story production Re-Live Theatre's "Memoria" about dementia. It explores how performing life stories facilitates connection between performers with transformed cognitive…
Descriptors: Audiences, Human Body, Autobiographies, Neurological Impairments
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MacDonald, Steven; Summers, S. J. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with intellectual disability experience a higher prevalence of dementia, at an earlier age, than the general population. The aim of this review was to establish the psychological interventions and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disability and dementia. Methods: A search of eight electronic databases and reference…
Descriptors: Intervention, Intellectual Disability, Dementia, Comorbidity
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Monroe, Penelope; Halaki, Mark; Kumfor, Fiona; Ballard, Kirrie J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Acquired brain injury (ABI), such as Parkinson's disease, dementia or stroke, can result in communication difficulties that lead to an impoverished ability to connect meaningfully with others. Choral singing is a complex task that uses multiple brain regions which are also responsible for language and communication skills. The…
Descriptors: Singing, Neurological Impairments, Dementia, Diseases
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Rogers, Morwenna; Bethel, Alison; Briscoe, Simon – Research Synthesis Methods, 2020
Background: Forwards citation searching is a valuable method for finding relevant studies in reviews where concepts are not clearly defined. Scopus and Web of Science can both be used for forwards citation searching but there is little evidence comparing the resources for this purpose. Method: 104 source records relevant to a scoping review of…
Descriptors: Dementia, Search Strategies, Citations (References), Research Reports
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Sung, Jee Eun; Choi, Sujin; Eom, Bora; Yoo, Jae Keun; Jeong, Jee Hyang – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: In this study, we sought to identify critical linguistic markers that can differentiate sentence processing of individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from the sentence processing of normal-aging populations by manipulating sentences' linguistic complexity. We investigated whether passive sentences, as linguistically complex…
Descriptors: Syntax, Difficulty Level, Dementia, Aging (Individuals)
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Chen, Yung-Hui; Jones, Cindy; Bannatyne, Amy – Educational Gerontology, 2020
This study aims to establish an understanding of (a) health-care professionals' knowledge and attitudes; and (b) tools used to assess sexuality in older people living with/(out) dementia and those identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals. An integrative review of the literature, as registered on the PROSPERO…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Services, Health Personnel, Knowledge Level
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Thompson, Juliana; Brown, Zoe; Baker, Katherine; Naisby, Jenni; Mitchell, Sophie; Dodds, Christina; Storey, Paul; Tiplady, Sue; Collins, Tracy – Educational Gerontology, 2020
It is well documented that engagement in arts and cultural activities contributes to improving and maintaining the health and well-being of older people. Despite this, many health and social care professionals do not recognize or accept arts and cultural activities as relevant to their care remit. To address this, a team of 17 individuals…
Descriptors: Health Services, Social Services, Well Being, Older Adults
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Gray, Julia – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Through this paper, I consider how we might be aesthetically and relationally accountable in creating research-informed theatre through the conceptual frame of an aesthetic of relationality, and in-depth considerations of the theoretical notions embodiment, imagination and foolishness (as vulnerability-bravery). Through the example of…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Dementia, Aesthetics, Imagination
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Kenworth, James – Research in Drama Education, 2019
"Dementia's Journey" explores the year-long process of a playwright working with a charity and its partners in writing a play focussing on experiences of dementia in a South Asian community, and how the need to tell an emotionally engaging and resonant story is balanced with the requirement to raise awareness of the issues involved. It…
Descriptors: Dementia, Drama, Asians, Older Adults
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