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The Gerontologist
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The Alzheimer's Association has sponsored a special issue of The Gerontologist journal focusing on dementia care.

The journal features 16 articles exploring quality-of-life issues for people with dementia in assisted living and nursing homes. The articles highlight several areas of improvement the Association is working to address with 24 major long-term care groups, chapters and other stakeholders through our Campaign for Quality Residential Care.

 The Gerontologist entire issue (1.2 mb, 148 pages)

Table of Contents
 

Dementia Care and Quality of Life in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

 

Pages 1-2

Contents

Pages 3-4

Introduction: Dementia Care and Quality of Life in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Pages 5-7

Dementia Care and Quality of Life in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes: Perspectives of the Alzheimer’s Association

Pages 8-10

Conceptualization, Measurement and Correlates of Resident Quality of Life
 

Dementia Care Mapping: A Review of the Research Literature

Pages 11-18

The Association of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Environment with Quality of Life in Assisted Living Residents with Dementia

Pages 19-26

A Comparison of Three Methods of Measuring Dementia-Specific Quality of Life: Perspectives of Residents, Staff and Observers

Pages 27-36

Evaluating the Quality of Life of Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Pages 37-49

Brief Reports: Discrete Domains of Quality of Life
 

Characteristics Associated with Depression in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Pages 50-55

Characteristics Associated with Behavioral Symptoms Related to Dementia in Long-Term Care Residents

Pages 56-61

Characteristics Associated with Mobility Limitation in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Pages 62-67

Characteristics Associated with Pain in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Pages 68-73

Characteristics Associated with Low Food and Fluid Intake in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Pages 74-80

Characteristics Associated with Lower Activity Involvement in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Pages 81-86

Special Topics Related to Quality of Life and Quality of Care
 

Families Filling the Gap: Comparing Family Involvement for Assisted Living and Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Pages 87-95

Attitudes, Stress and Satisfaction of Staff Who Care for Residents with Dementia

Pages 96-105

Factors Associated with Nursing Assistant Quality-of-Life Ratings for Residents with Dementia in Long-Term Care Facilities

Pages 106-114

Sociocultural Aspects of Transitions from Assisted Living for Residents with Dementia

Pages 115-123

The Relationship of Care to Quality of Life and Outcomes
 

Health and Functional Outcomes and Health Care Utilization of Persons with Dementia in Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities: Comparison with Nursing Homes

Pages 124-132

Dementia Care and Quality of Life in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Pages 133-146

Instructions to Authors

Page 147

Your Key to Jobs in Aging

Page 148


 

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