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Ferreira, Sónia; Torres, Ana; Mealha, Óscar; Veloso, Ana – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The main aim of this study is to contribute knowledge about the impact of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the self-concept, mood, and quality of life of institutionalized older adults in retirement homes and day care centers (Portuguese institutions). It also studies the influence of independent variables such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Self Concept, Quality of Life
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Figueiredo, Daniela; Barbosa, Ana; Cruz, Joana; Marques, Alda; Sousa, Liliana – Educational Gerontology, 2013
This pilot-study aimed to assess a psychoeducational program for staff in care homes. The program was designed to increase knowledge regarding dementia care, promote skills to integrate motor and multisensory stimulation in daily care, and develop coping strategies to manage emotional work-related demands. Six staff members received eight…
Descriptors: Dementia, Psychoeducational Methods, Caregivers, Staff Development