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Community-based research to address dementia & Parkinson’s disease in older adults

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Date Issued:
2016
Summary:
There are increasing numbers of older adults living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Many of these residents are living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. CCRCs are challenged to provide therapies that enhance ability to carry out activities of daily living for these residents. The purpose of this project is to identify effective therapies. The Stinger Action research model is being used to guide the project. Students have met with a community representative who has focused attention on falls, behavioral problems and pharmacological management of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. An exhaustive literature search has been undertaken to provide evidence. There are pharmacological approaches to manage symptoms. However, there is less evidence supporting non-pharmacological approaches addressing behavioral problems and falls. Models of CCRC care are evolving and integration of person- centered non-pharmacological, evidence-based approaches will be critical and best developed with resident input.
Title: Community-based research to address dementia & Parkinson’s disease in older adults.
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Name(s): Alam, Khosnur
Martini, Jessica
Perez, Yolanda
Sonin, Jaclyn
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: There are increasing numbers of older adults living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Many of these residents are living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. CCRCs are challenged to provide therapies that enhance ability to carry out activities of daily living for these residents. The purpose of this project is to identify effective therapies. The Stinger Action research model is being used to guide the project. Students have met with a community representative who has focused attention on falls, behavioral problems and pharmacological management of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. An exhaustive literature search has been undertaken to provide evidence. There are pharmacological approaches to manage symptoms. However, there is less evidence supporting non-pharmacological approaches addressing behavioral problems and falls. Models of CCRC care are evolving and integration of person- centered non-pharmacological, evidence-based approaches will be critical and best developed with resident input.
Identifier: FA00005584 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
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Host Institution: FAU