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Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Barriers in Older Adults: An Integrative Review of the Qualitative Literature.

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Tina Saunders

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;45(3):43-54

Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent chronic health condition more frequently affecting adults ages 65 and older. Furthermore, these individuals tend to have more type 2 diabetes-associated complications, compared with younger individuals with diabetes, and face unique challenges throughout the self-management process. Despite many studies and reviews about diabetes self-management, few researchers focus specifically on older adults. Read More

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Hypercholesterolemia Management in Older Adults: A Scoping Review of Recent Evidence.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;45(3):31-42

Given the high co-occurrence of age and hypercholesterolemia, there is a critical need for age-appropriate evidence for achieving normal cholesterol levels. The purpose of the current review was to map recent evidence (i.e. Read More

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Partnership to Enhance Resident Outcomes for Community Living Center Residents With Dementia: Description of the Protocol and Preliminary Findings.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;45(3):21-30

The goal of this quality improvement project is to improve care planning around preferences for life-sustaining treatments (LST) and daily care to promote quality of life, autonomy, and safety for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Living Center (CLC) (i. Read More

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Feasibility of an Integrative Activity Program for Older Adults With Low Education and Mild Dementia.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;45(3):13-20

The population of older adults is increasing, as is the number of older adults with dementia. However, there is a lack of integrative interventions that include both cognitive training and physical exercise for older adults with dementia. The current study conducted a 12-week integrated program for older adults with low education and mild dementia; the study modified the contents developed by the National Dementia Institute. Read More

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Are We Ready for the CARE Act?: Family Caregiving Education for Health Care Providers.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Mar;45(3):7-11

The CARE Act, law in 40 states and territories in the United States, requires hospitals to identify and include family caregivers during admission and in preparation for discharge. Although the number of family caregivers has been steadily increasing, health care providers are ill-prepared to address their needs, and caregiving remains a neglected topic in health care providers' education. A market analysis was performed to explore the availability of and interest in interprofessional courses and programs focused on preparing health professionals to support family caregivers. Read More

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Effect of Low-Intensity, Kinect™-Based Kaimai-Style Qigong Exercise in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb;45(2):42-52

The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of low-intensity, Kinect™-based Kaimai-style Qigong exercise among older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A non-randomized controlled trial was conducted in a community center in Changchun, China, from July to September 2017. Participants (N = 55) were assigned to the Qigong group or control group. Read More

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February 2019
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Assessing Informal and Formal Diabetes Knowledge in African American Older Adults With Uncontrolled Diabetes.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb;45(2):35-41

Some researchers attribute the excess rates of diabetes complications among African American older adults compared to other racial/ethnic subgroups to low diabetes knowledge. Diabetes knowledge measures have a biomedical orientation, including knowledge of glycemic control and using diet and exercise to control blood sugar. Measures do not assess informal knowledge that patients obtain outside of the clinical environment. Read More

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February 2019
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Relationships Between Subjective Cognitive Impairment and Personality Traits: A Systematic Review.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb;45(2):27-34

This systematic review examined the relationships between personality traits and subjective cognitive impairment (SCI) in older adults without dementia. A comprehensive literature search conducted according to PRISMA guidelines identified empirical investigations of SCI and at least one of the big five personality traits among adults age 60 or older. All articles were critically appraised using the weight of evidence framework and findings were compared, contrasted, and synthesized across studies. Read More

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February 2019

Prompted Voiding for Individuals With Urinary Incontinence.

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Diane K Newman

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb;45(2):14-26

Urinary incontinence (UI) is one of the most common conditions among residents of post-acute and long-term care facilities. UI is seen in at least 55% of nursing home residents and is the second leading cause of institutionalization of older adults. UI has been shown to be an independent risk factor for unplanned hospitalization of home care individuals. Read More

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February 2019

Mapping Core Concepts of Person-Centered Care in Long-Term Services and Supports.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb;45(2):7-13

Person-centered care (PCC) has a wide range of definitions, most based on expert opinion rather than empirical analysis. The current study used an empirical concept mapping approach to identify core components of PCC used in long-term services and supports (LTSS). The aim is to help providers and researchers develop a unified set of domains that can be used to assess and improve the quality of PCC in real-world settings. Read More

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February 2019
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Cybercrime: A New and Growing Problem for Older Adults.

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Albert Munanga

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Feb;45(2):3-5

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February 2019

Burden and Coping Ability of Individuals Caring for Chronically Ill Older Adults in Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Study.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Jan;45(1):39-46

Family members play key roles in the care of older adults with chronic illness. However, little is known about the negative consequences of caregiving in Sub-Sahara Africa. The current study examined the influence of caregivers' burden and coping ability on the health-related quality of life of caregivers of older adults with chronic illness. Read More

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January 2019

Nurses' Positive Experiences in Caring for Older Adults With Dementia: A Qualitative Analysis.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Jan;45(1):31-37

A qualitative study was conducted to explore nurses' positive experiences in caring for older adults with dementia in South Korea. Researchers collected data through in-depth, face-to-face interviews, and the recorded interviews were analyzed using grounded theory. A total of 33 codes, 12 categories, and 21 sub-categories were derived, and the categories were further analyzed using the paradigm model. Read More

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January 2019

Older Adults' Perceptions of Their Fall Risk and Prevention Strategies After Transitioning from Hospital to Home.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Jan;45(1):23-30

Falls are common adverse events following hospital discharge. However, prevention programs are not tailored for older patients transitioning home. To inform development of transitional fall prevention programs, nine older adults designated as being at risk of falls during hospitalization who were recently discharged home were asked about their perceptions of fall risk and prevention, as well as their knowledge and opinion of materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries Initiative. Read More

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January 2019
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Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Providers' Use of Electronic Advance Directive Forms in Electronic Health Records.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Jan;45(1):17-21

The current study explored the perceptions of health care providers' use of electronic advance directive (AD) forms in the electronic health record (EHR). The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was used to guide the study. Of 165 surveys distributed, 151 participants (92%) responded. Read More

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January 2019
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Combating Polypharmacy Through Deprescribing Potentially Inappropriate Medications.

J Gerontol Nurs 2019 Jan;45(1):9-15

Polypharmacy, defined as the use of five or more medications, is becoming increasingly prevalent in older adults throughout the United States. Depre-scribing, along with the use of existing tools, such as the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria, can help guide health care providers in reducing the risks associated with polypharmacy such as side effects and drug interactions. The framework of deprescribing and the use of existing guidelines and resources are valuable in guiding health care providers in addressing polypharmacy. Read More

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January 2019

The Association Between Chronic Condition Symptoms and Treatment Burden in a Skilled Nursing Population.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Dec;44(12):45-52

The purpose of the current study was to determine the relationship between chronic condition symptoms and treatment burden in older adults transitioning from skilled nursing facilities to home. Treatment burden is defined as the burden associated with adhering to a prescribed chronic condition self-management regimen. Analysis of correlations between chronic condition symptoms and treatment burden revealed that symptoms and treatment burden are positively correlated (p < 0. Read More

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December 2018
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Nurses' Recognition of Hospitalized Older Patients With Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Using the Delirium Observation Screening Scale: A Prospective Comparison Study.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Dec;44(12):35-43

The aim of the current study was to report findings about delirium detection when ward nurses screened for delirium in patients with cognitive impairment using the Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOSS) in comparison to the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM). A secondary analysis was performed of research data collected in 2010 at a Swiss tertiary university hospital. During the first 5 days after admission, patients 70 and older with cognitive impairment were screened for delirium using the DOSS. Read More

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December 2018
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Development of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Led by Geriatric Nurse Consultants: A Feasibility Study.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Dec;44(12):25-34

Hospitalized older adults are at high risk for complications, leading to negative outcomes such as longer lengths of stay, hospital readmissions, and functional and cognitive decline. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) models are effective in mitigating these syndromes but are not widespread. Nurses with expertise in gerontology who can provide consultation and care coordination can improve care processes and clinical outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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Older Smokers' Beliefs About e-Cigarettes and Intent to Quit Conventional Cigarettes.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Dec;44(12):17-24

To explore associations between older smokers' attitudes and beliefs about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and tobacco use behavior, descriptive and correlational analysis of a cross-sectional survey of a random national sample of current smokers (age ≥45 years [considered "older" herein]) was performed. Of 498 older smokers, 75% wanted to quit smoking cigarettes and 60% had tried e-cigarettes. The 108 current e-cigarette users believed e-cigarettes help quit cigarettes (p < 0. Read More

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December 2018

Care Plan Standardization for Older Adults: Opportunities for Nursing Leadership.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Dec;44(12):11-16

Care plans guide and document achievement of short- and long-term goals. However, most care plans are discipline oriented, document medical problems, and lack person-centered information such as care preferences. The current authors' goal was to explore the status of comprehensive care plans and the future application of sharing data among health care providers and settings. Read More

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December 2018

The Art and Science of Nursing.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Dec;44(12):3-5

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December 2018

Influence of Leisure Activity Participation Between Genders Among Korean Older Adults.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Nov;44(11):51-58

The current study examined and compared the effect of male and female older adults' participation level in leisure activities on their perceived health status, psychological well-being, levels of depression, levels of loneliness, and successful aging. A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Study participants comprised 197 older adults (women: n = 108, men: n = 89) ages 65 and older who were living in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Read More

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November 2018
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Perceptions of Mental Health Among Hispanic Older Adults: Findings Among Immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Guatemala.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Nov;44(11):44-50

Disparities exist in the recognition and treatment of mental health issues among Hispanic community-dwelling older adults. Previous researchers have focused on accessing mental health services, with limited attention to older Hispanic immigrants' perceptions of mental health issues. A qualitative descriptive research design was used to understand older Hispanic immigrants' perceptions of mental health issues, especially those related to stress, anxiety, and depression. Read More

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November 2018
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Person-Centered Incontinence Care in Residential Care Facilities for Older Adults With Cognitive Decline: Feasibility and Preliminary Effects on Quality of Life and Quality of Care.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Nov;44(11):10-19

The current study operationalized, assessed, and evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effects of implementing a person-centered approach to incontinence care for older adults with cognitive decline in residential care facilities (RCFs) in Sweden. Twenty health care workers were purposively sampled from two intervention RCFs. Process outcome was measured as number of assessments conducted for incontinence management. Read More

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November 2018
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A Comprehensive Assessment of Risk Factors for Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Oct;44(10):40-48

Falls in community-dwelling older adults are a complicated phenomenon that are attributed to sociodemographic characteristics, health conditions, functional problems, and environmental factors. The current cross-sectional and correlational study aimed to explore comprehensive risk factors for falls in community-dwelling older adults using a nationally representative data file (N = 5,930). Descriptive statistics were used and multiple logistic regression analyses were performed. Read More

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October 2018
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Moderating Effects of Resilience on the Relationship Between Emotional Labor and Burnout in Care Workers.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Oct;44(10):30-39

The aim of the current study was to investigate the moderating effects of resilience on the relationship between emotional labor and burnout among care workers in long-term care (LTC) hospitals. Participants were 126 care workers from five different LTC hospitals in Busan, South Korea. A set of self-reported questionnaires was administered to assess general characteristics, emotional labor, resilience, and burnout of participants. Read More

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October 2018
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The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.

Authors:
Junga Lee

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Oct;44(10):22-29

Physical activity may decrease the risk of dementia; however, conflicting findings exist. The purpose of the current meta-analysis was to investigate the relationship between physical activity and dementia risk based on physical activity type, amount, and intensity, and to propose an effective minimal physical activity amount for older adults. Forty-four studies were selected for the meta-analysis. Read More

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October 2018
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Older Adults: Part II: Considerations for Inhaler Selection.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Oct;44(10):10-15

Inhaler administration for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be challenging, as it requires correct recall and execution of multiple steps. Older adults may have a higher risk of incorrectly administering inhalers versus the general population due to age-related visual, cognitive, and functional impairments. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2018 report states that in addition to advanced age, use of multiple inhalers and lack of previous inhaler education can negatively impact technique. Read More

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October 2018
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Motivational Interviewing and Fat Consumption in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Nov 13;44(11):33-43. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

Diets high in fat increase the risks for obesity and chronic diseases, even for older adults, the largest growing population in the United States. In the current study, a meta-analysis was performed to examine the effects of motivational interviewing (MI) dietary interventions on fat consumption in older adults. Electronic databases, journals, and unpublished literature were searched. Read More

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November 2018
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Outcomes of Patients With Delirium in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Prospective Cohort Study.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Sep;44(9):41-50

A 6-month prospective cohort study was performed in patients with or without dementia admitted to two Korean long-term care (LTC) facilities. Participants were categorized into four groups: (a) no delirium or dementia, (b) dementia only, (c) delirium only, and (d) delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD). Delirium incidence, mortality, readmission, discharge placement, length of stay, and other associated factors were evaluated. Read More

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September 2018
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Evaluating the Usability and Acceptability of Communication Tools Among Older Adults.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Sep;44(9):30-39

Acutely ill patients may have trouble communicating their symptoms and needs verbally. The current study evaluated the usability and acceptability of six commercially available communication tools with older adults in a non-clinical, controlled setting. Participants evaluated various communication boards and communication applications (apps) by using the tools to communicate needs and symptoms in various scenarios. Read More

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September 2018
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Fall Prevention Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Current Guidelines and Older Adult Responses.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Sep;44(9):21-29

Older adults are vulnerable to falls that result in injury and disability, making fall prevention a national priority. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate community-dwelling older adults' perceptions about falls and fall prevention activities to guide interventions. Participants had high awareness of falls and believed that they could reduce their risk of falling. Read More

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September 2018
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Sociodemographic Disparities in Adult Child Informal Caregiving Intensity in the United States: Results from the New National Study of Caregiving.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Sep;44(9):15-20

The objective of the current study was to assess socioeconomic and demographic disparities in caregiving intensity among informal caregivers. Using a randomized, nationally representative sample of 1,014 adult child informal caregivers from Medicare enrollment databases, the associations between informal caregiving intensity and age, race/ethnicity, and income were examined using binary and ordinal logistic regression. Caregiving intensity varied by demographics. Read More

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September 2018
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Implications of Hearing Care Policy for Nurses.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Sep;44(9):9-14

Hearing loss (HL) becomes increasingly common with age and can lead to multiple negative outcomes, including isolation, falls, depression, altered social relationships, and altered cognitive functioning. HL also can affect patient-provider communication and lead to misunderstandings. Despite the negative effects that HL has on multiple domains, less than 20% to 25% of individuals who might benefit from amplification devices and/or hearing aids own them. Read More

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September 2018
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Helping Family Caregivers of Individuals With Dementia.

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Sarah Chimbanga

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Sep;44(9):3-4

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September 2018

Impact of Interactive Education on Health Care Practitioners and Older Adults at Risk of Delirium: A Literature Review.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Aug;44(8):41-48

The current integrative literature review explored the impact of interactive delirium care education in facilitating knowledge transfer to health care practitioners and improving health outcomes for older adults. Academic databases, including MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science, were searched using the terms delirium and simulation or interactive education. Selected articles were analyzed using Critical Appraisals Skills Programme tools. Read More

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August 2018
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Implementation of Individualized Music in Long-Term Care: Application of the PARiHS Framework.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Aug;44(8):29-38

The need to provide evidence-based, person-centered care for long-term care (LTC) residents, which often include individuals with dementia, has led to a surge of interest in the implementation of individualized music (IM) programs. An exploratory study was conducted over a 6-month period using the Promoting Action on Research in Health Systems (PARiHS) framework to examine the implementation of an IM program with 19 residents in a LTC facility. All residents using IM had the device available at the end of the program, and 53% received IM at least two times per week. Read More

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Use of Body Sensors to Examine Nocturnal Agitation, Sleep, and Urinary Incontinence in Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease.

J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Aug;44(8):19-26

Nighttime agitation, sleep disturbances, and urinary incontinence (UI) occur frequently in individuals with dementia and can add additional burden to family caregivers, although the co-occurrence of these symptoms is not well understood. The purpose of the current study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of using passive body sensors in community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) by family caregivers and the correlates among these distressing symptoms. A single-group, descriptive design with convenience sampling of participants with AD and their family caregivers was undertaken to address the study aims. Read More

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August 2018
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Erratum for "It Takes a Village".

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J Gerontol Nurs 2018 Aug;44(8):10

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