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LESS HUMAN THAN OTHER NURSES: AN EXAMINATION OF ATTRIBUTIONS OF HUMANNESS TOWARD AN OLDER ADULT IN LONG-TERM CARE
The relationship between care recipient and care provider is central to the care recipient’s quality of life, yet relatively little is known about psychological factors that impact this relationship. Existing evidence ...
EFFECTS OF AGE-BASED STEREOTYPE THREAT AND DEMENTIA-RELATED DIAGNOSIS THREAT ON OLDER ADULTS’ OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias represent a significant health concern. Neuropsychologists commonly see older adult patients referred to assess whether perceived cognitive changes represent normal age-related changes ...
REDUCING AGITATION IN LONG-TERM CARE: A VIRTUAL REALITY INTERVENTION FOR DEMENTIA
As the Baby Boom generation ages, the number of older adults with a form of dementia (or major neurocognitive disorder) will rise. Agitation behaviors are frequently associated with dementia, which can have negative ...
Unity and Diversity of Neuropsychological Tasks of Executive Functioning: Construct and Ecological Validity of Common Assessment Measures, The
Author(s):John, Samantha Erin
Research from cognitive neuroscience has provided evidence that the subcomponents of executive functioning (EF) are strongly related concepts that can take the form of either distinctly independent constructs representing ...
Considering End of Life Planning as a Way to Reduce Dementia Worry
“Dementia worry” is a term that describes the fear of developing dementia, with or without the presence of symptoms. The fear can include anticipation of declining cognitively, losing one’s sense of self, or becoming a ...
Psychometric properties of the mindful attention awareness scale and its relationship with cognitive functioning in older adults, The
Author(s):Torrence, Nicole Denise
Mindfulness has beneficial implications for well-being, including improved cognitive functioning in older adults. The purpose of this two-part study was to (a) explore the psychometric properties of the Mindful Attention ...
OLDER ADULTS ATTITUDES ON AGING AND PERCEPTION OF LATE-LIFE SUICIDE
Author(s):Williams, Kadija N.
Although middle-age to older-age adults hold the highest rates of suicide in the United States, the general public and media often fail to focus on this disturbing trend. This phenomenon may be driven by negative generalized ...
SUICIDE AMONG OLDER ADULTS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECTS OF PERSONALITY AND SELF-ESTEEM ON THWARTED BELONGINGNESS, PERCEIVED BURDENSOMENESS, AND SUICIDAL IDEATION
Suicide among older adults is a global public health concern. The interpersonal psychological theory of suicide (IPTS) has demonstrated that Thwarted Belongingness (TB) and Perceived Burdensomeness (PB) are significant ...
Pathological Personality Traits and Personality Functioning in Later Life: An Evaluation of the Alternative Model of Personality Disorders
Author(s):Stone, Lisa E.
Format:born digital; masters theses
Historically, personality disorders have been conceptualized as qualitatively distinct clinical syndromes, based on operational criteria. Consistent with this model, ten distinct personality disorders are outlined in the ...