Monin JK, Levy BR, Pietrzak RH. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 26. pii: S1064-7481(12)00096-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.11.023. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE: Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Electronic address: email@example.com. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether older caregiving veterans differ from noncaregiving veterans in terms… Read More »»
Eliciting patient and caregiver perspectives to improve the public reporting of rehabilitation quality measures
Papadimitriou C, Magasi S, Demark H, Taylor C, Wolf MS, Heinemann AW, Deutsch A. Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;38(1):24-31. doi: 10.1002/rnj.63. School of Nursing & Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org PURPOSE: To evaluate patients’ and caregivers’ abilities to comprehend information on rehabilitation quality measures, and select high-quality rehabilitation facility. DESIGN: We used… Read More »»
Variation in Older Americans Act caregiver service use, unmet hours of care, and independence among Hispanics, African Americans, and Whites
Herrera AP, George R, Angel JL, Markides K, Torres-Gil F. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2013 Jan;32(1):35-56. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2012.755143. Source: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Health Administration and Policy Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology/Center for Aging Studies, 252 Public Policy Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA. email@example.com Home- and community-based services (HCBS)… Read More »»
To use or not to use. A literature review of factors that influence family caregivers’ use of support services.
Mast ME. J Gerontol Nurs. 2013 Jan;39(1):20-8; quiz 29. SOURCE: Department of Nursing, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Many family caregivers of frail older adults postpone or decline accessible and affordable services such as respite, despite their acknowledgement of unmet needs for support and time away from the burdens and stress of caregiving.… Read More »»
Access to leave benefits for primary caregivers of children with special health care needs: a double bind
Chung PJ, Garfield CF, Elliott MN, Vestal KD, Klein DJ, Schuster MA. Acad Pediatr. 2013 May-Jun;13(3):222-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.01.001. Epub 2013 Mar 9. SOURCE: Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children’s Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif; Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif; RAND,… Read More »»
Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and factors influencing institutionalization of loved ones: some considerations on existing literature.
Sansoni J, Anderson KH, Varona LM, Varela G. Ann Ig. 2013 May-Jun;25(3):235-46. doi: 10.7416/ai.2013.1926. SOURCE: Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Nursing Research Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy – School of Nursing, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA – School of Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. Background: Informal caring or… Read More »»
Professional Caregivers’ Perceptions on how Persons with Mild Dementia Might Experience the Usage of a Digital Photo Diary
Harrefors C, Sävenstedt S, Lundquist A, Lundquist B, Axelsson K. Open Nurs J. 2012;6:20-9. doi: 10.2174/1874434601206010020. Epub 2012 Apr 2. SOURCE: Department of Health Science, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden. Cognitive impairments influence the possibility of persons with dementia to remember daily events and maintain a sense of self. In order to address these… Read More »»
Gerontechnology: providing a helping hand when caring for cognitively impaired older adults-intermediate results from a controlled study on the satisfaction and acceptance of informal caregivers.
Mitseva A, Peterson CB, Karamberi C, Oikonomou LCh, Ballis AV, Giannakakos C, Dafoulas GE. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2012;2012:401705. doi: 10.1155/2012/401705. Epub 2012 Mar 22. SOURCE: North Denmark EU-Office, Aalborg Municipality, Boulevarden 13, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark. The incidence of cognitive impairment in older age is increasing, as is the number of cognitively impaired older adults… Read More »»
Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: an exploratory randomized controlled trial.
Mortenson WB, Demers L, Fuhrer MJ, Jutai JW, Lenker J, DeRuyter F. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Apr;92(4):297-306. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31827d65bf. SOURCE: Centre de recherche de l’institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Montreal, PQ, Canada. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate experimentally that an assistive technology (AT) intervention improves older AT users’… Read More »»
Utilising behavioural family therapy (BFT) to help support the system around a person with intellectual disability and complex mental health needs: a case study.
Marshall K, Ferris J. J Intellect Disabil. 2012 Jun;16(2):109-18. doi: 10.1177/1744629512443619. Epub 2012 Apr 10. SOURCE: NHS Lothian, Livingston, Scotland. email@example.com There is a higher incidence of mental health problems amongst people with intellectual disabilities. Family members and support staff who provide support to people with intellectual disabilities with mental health difficulties are more likely… Read More »»