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Park, Myonghwa; Choi, Eun Jeong – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Dementia patients have various caregiving needs, which can be serious sources of stress for their families. The increasing numbers of dementia patients and their families mean that new interventions are required to help families provide these complex caregiving needs. Facilitators of dementia-family support programs struggle to provide various…
Descriptors: Dementia, Family Programs, Patients, Self Efficacy
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Kao, I-Chan; Chang, Liang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We examined whether a 12-week leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and leisure competence and reduce stress in older adults. Forty subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Before the experiment, pretest data were collected using leisure autonomy, leisure competence, and stress scales.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Control Groups
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Scott, Theresa L.; Mittelman, Mary S.; Beattie, Elizabeth; Parker, Deborah; Neville, Christine – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The aim of this study was to develop an Internet-based self-directed training program for Australian healthcare workers to facilitate learning and competence in delivery of a proven intervention for caregivers of people with dementia: The New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI). The NYUCI is a nonpharmacological, multicomponent…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Older Adults, Health Personnel, Caregivers
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Holt, Elizabeth W.; Rung, Ariane L.; Leon, Kyla A.; Firestein, Catherine; Krousel-Wood, Marie – Educational Gerontology, 2014
To effectively address medication adherence and improve cardiovascular health among older adults, a deeper understanding is needed of the barriers that this age group faces and of approaches that would be most effective and feasible for improving adherence. We conducted a focus group study (n = 25) in a diverse population of older adults with…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Heart Disorders, Older Adults, Drug Therapy
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Mustafa, Nageen; Tsaroucha, Anna; Le Mesurier, Nick; Benbow, Susan Mary; Kingston, Paul – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Educating and training the dementia workforce is a global challenge, given the expected increasing number of people living with dementia across the world as the population ages. Two projects from the UK (one regionally and one locality based) investigated courses available to the workforce and mapped the content of identified courses against a…
Descriptors: Dementia, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Course Content
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Gendron, Tracey; Maddux, Stu; Krinsky, Lisa; White, Jay; Lockeman, Kelly; Metcalfe, Yohvane; Aggarwal, Sadashiv – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The population of the aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is significant and growing rapidly. As LGBT individuals age and begin to move into healthcare communities, they are fearful of apathy, discrimination, and abuse by healthcare providers and other residents. Person-centered cultural competence and sensitivity among…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Homosexuality, Aging (Individuals), Social Bias
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Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine; Oliver, Debra Parker; Demiris, George; Shaunfield, Sara – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Creative activities are a challenge for long-term care facilities. The Passport intervention uses web-based video technology to provide long-term care residents with a virtual travel experience. Passport broadcasts were conducted and staff and residents were interviewed about the experience. A thematic analysis of interviews was used to discern…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Intervention, Older Adults, Creative Activities
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Bonifas, Robin P. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Research has highlighted the challenges social services professionals face in providing quality psychosocial care to persons living in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). A primary area of difficulty is addressing the needs of persons with mental health conditions, including problematic behaviors associated with dementia. This study evaluated the…
Descriptors: Dementia, Health Conditions, Mental Health, Geriatrics