Maintaining Older Adults with Dementia in the Community: A New Model for Peace of Mind

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148860
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maintaining Older Adults with Dementia in the Community: A New Model for Peace of Mind
Abstract:
Maintaining Older Adults with Dementia in the Community: A New Model for Peace of Mind
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Buettner, Linda L., PhD, CTRS
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Gulf Coast University
Title:Director of SouthWest Florida Center for Positive Aging, Associate Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] This study aimed to test the effectiveness of a continuum of community-based interventions in a convenience sample of 80 families in southwest Florida. Despite growing literature documenting success of health promotion interventions for chronic diseases in controlled efficacy studies, few interventions are consistently implemented in real world settings, and these opportunities are rarely offered to people with dementia in a stigma-free manner within their community. We developed the continuum of programs and evaluation methods in 2003-2005 as Phase I and Phase II trials in a large senior center. After baseline assessment, programs such as brain fitness, health promotion class, physical fitness class, therapeutic dance, and recreation clubs were offered to older adult participants based on level of functioning.  The participants (n=80) demonstrated increased self-efficacy, improved mood, one third demonstrated improved scores on MMSE, and many demonstrated dramatically improved scores on IADL and quality of life measures after 12 months.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaintaining Older Adults with Dementia in the Community: A New Model for Peace of Minden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148860-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maintaining Older Adults with Dementia in the Community: A New Model for Peace of Mind</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buettner, Linda L., PhD, CTRS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Gulf Coast University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of SouthWest Florida Center for Positive Aging, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lbuettne@fgcu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] This study aimed to test the effectiveness of a continuum of community-based interventions in a convenience sample of&nbsp;80 families in southwest Florida. Despite growing literature documenting success of health promotion interventions for chronic diseases in controlled efficacy studies, few interventions are consistently implemented in real world settings, and these opportunities are rarely offered to people with dementia in a stigma-free manner within their community. We developed the continuum of programs and evaluation methods in 2003-2005 as Phase I and Phase II trials in a large senior center. After baseline assessment, programs such as brain fitness, health promotion class, physical fitness class, therapeutic dance, and recreation clubs were offered to older adult participants based on level of functioning.&nbsp; The participants (n=80) demonstrated increased self-efficacy, improved mood, one third demonstrated improved scores on MMSE, and many demonstrated dramatically improved scores on IADL and quality of life measures after 12 months.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:51:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:51:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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