(See also, Completed Projects)
Institute projects aim to evaluate and improve the lives of persons with dementia (particularly those living in residential care settings) and the people who care for them.
Palliative Dementia Care Resources
Managing Behavior in Nursing Homes: Innovative Intervention and Methods.
Purpose: Goal of the project is to develop and test feasibility of a tailored activity prescription intervention that uses OTs to train CNAs in optimal behavior management techniques for persons with dementia residing in nursing homes.
HSR&D Merit Review Award Pilot Project Program
This project builds on the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI), a comprehensive measure of preferences for everyday living developed from data from over 500 randomly selected cognitively intact elderly home care recipients. This project will use cognitive interviewing techniques to modify the PELI to reflect the perspective of CLC Veterans.
www.TechforLTC.org: Bringing Assistive Technologies to LTC
This Phase 2 application is designed to further develop and evaluate a free informational and educational website dedicated to enhancing the decision-making capability of long-term care professionals who make technology purchases related to residential caregiving environments.
BE-ACTIV: Treating Depression in Nursing Homes
This randomized controlled clinical trial seeks to evaluate the efficacy of an activity-based intervention designed to treat depressed persons with and without dementia who reside in nursing homes.
A Computer Based Environmental Design Lexicon for Dementia Care
Individualizing Care for Frail Elders: Refining the Preferences of Everyday Living Inventory
Individualized Care Studies
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Wrist and ankle accelerometry: A novel method for the early detection of delirium in hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment
Sleep Disorders Study
Feasibility Study: Attention Measures in Persons with Alzheimer's Disease
Exercise to Relieve Cancer-Related Insomnia and Fatigue
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