Dementia-related Anxiety and Advance Care Planning
One of the reasons people may worry about being diagnosed with dementia is the lack of control associated with these diagnoses. If dementia-related anxiety (DRA) develops because of the associated declines in independence and control, it may be that planning for the future helps reduce that anxiety. Thus, this study investigated how experimentally manipulated dementia salience (DS) and sense of control (via advance care planning; ACP) contributed to DRA. Participants (aged 40-88, M = 65.66, SD = 9.71) were randomly assigned to a high or low DS induction and then completed an ACP checklist (a ...
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