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Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care.

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Cohen, LW; Zimmerman, S; Reed, D; Sloane, PD; Beeber, AS; Washington, T; Cagle, JG; Gwyther, LP
Published in: J Appl Gerontol
August 2014

To better understand the process and outcomes of family involvement for long-term care residents with varying stages of dementia, we analyzed family and staff data for 467 residents of 24 residential care/assisted living and nursing-home settings. Adjusted analyses found that although the amount of family visitation did not significantly vary by resident cognitive status (15 versus 20 visits/month to persons with and without dementia, respectively), the nature of the visit did. Families of cognitively intact residents spent more time in activities related to social and community engagement, such as taking residents on trips and calling and writing letters (p<.001), while families of more impaired residents spent more time on care-related activities, including tasks related to nutrition (p<.027), mobility (p=.001), and discussing care with staff (p=.007), the latter of which was associated with greater burden (p<.001). Staff identified similar patterns but perceived less family involvement.

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J Appl Gerontol

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EISSN

1552-4523

Publication Date

August 2014

Volume

33

Issue

5

Start / End Page

522 / 540

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visitors to Patients
  • Nursing Homes
  • Male
  • Long-Term Care
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Gerontology
  • Female
  • Family Health
 

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Cohen, L. W., Zimmerman, S., Reed, D., Sloane, P. D., Beeber, A. S., Washington, T., … Gwyther, L. P. (2014). Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care. J Appl Gerontol, 33(5), 522–540. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464813505701
Cohen, Lauren W., Sheryl Zimmerman, David Reed, Philip D. Sloane, Anna S. Beeber, Tiffany Washington, John G. Cagle, and Lisa P. Gwyther. “Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care.J Appl Gerontol 33, no. 5 (August 2014): 522–40. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464813505701.
Cohen LW, Zimmerman S, Reed D, Sloane PD, Beeber AS, Washington T, et al. Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care. J Appl Gerontol. 2014 Aug;33(5):522–40.
Cohen, Lauren W., et al. “Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care.J Appl Gerontol, vol. 33, no. 5, Aug. 2014, pp. 522–40. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0733464813505701.
Cohen LW, Zimmerman S, Reed D, Sloane PD, Beeber AS, Washington T, Cagle JG, Gwyther LP. Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care. J Appl Gerontol. 2014 Aug;33(5):522–540.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Appl Gerontol

DOI

EISSN

1552-4523

Publication Date

August 2014

Volume

33

Issue

5

Start / End Page

522 / 540

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visitors to Patients
  • Nursing Homes
  • Male
  • Long-Term Care
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Gerontology
  • Female
  • Family Health