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Influences on Psychological Well-being for Elders Receiving Family Assistance
(Virginia Tech, 2004-07-24)
We investigated the effects of personal and social resources on the psychological well being of 359 rural older adults living in their own homes with some functional limitations and receiving assistance from relatives or ...
Safety vs. Autonomy: The Struggles of Adult Children Assisting Parents with Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
The purposes of this qualitative analysis were to understand when, why, and how adult children decide to provide more intense support when a parent has mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and to identify gender similarities ...
The Influence of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Marital Relationships
(Virginia Tech, 2005)
Background: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) signifies age-related memory decline that is less severe than with dementia. Most scholarship focuses on the clinical diagnosis and prevalence of MCI; the psychosocial aspects ...
“Nobody Likes to Admit What’s Going On”: Avoidance Behaviors of Families Coping with MCI
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
Managing stress using avoidance coping strategies allows family members to manage their emotional responses as well as cope with changes in their relative’s memory, behavior, and sociability that manifest with mild cognitive ...
The Role of Gender in Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Center for Gerontology and Deptartment of Human Development Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009-11-29)
Daily Stressors and Marital Interactions Affect Diurnal Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Rhythm in Spouses of Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
Research aims: 1. To document daily symptoms and behaviors of persons with MCI 2. To assess how MCI-related symptoms, care needs and other stressors influence psychological well-being of care partners 3. To examine effects ...
What About Elders Who Have No Informal or Formal Support?
(Virginia Tech, 2001-06-30)
Telephone interview data from a representative sample of 2,034 rural elders showed that 26.3% had limitations in abilities to perform daily activities (cooking, walking, cleaning, driving, etc.). Of these, many received ...
Extending Terror Management Theory to Increase Understanding of Older Adults’ Views of Death
(Virginia Tech, 2015-11-19)
We applied Baltes’ lifespan development perspective to TMT to examine how experiences influence worldview change over time. We argue that worldview adaptations can bolster older adults against death threat and ameliorate ...
Innovative Care-partnering in Families Affected by Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Virginia Tech, 2010-11-04)
The purpose of this presentation was to examine the effects of memory-related changes in decision-making and ability to carry out daily tasks on family interactions and relationships over time when one member has mild ...
Rural Older Adults’ Previous Help and Support Experiences: Influences on Attitudes about Current and Future Assistance
(Virginia Tech, 2003-11)
We investigated the extent to which earlier life experiences with informal and formal services might influence older adults’ views of getting assistance in the future. In a short-term longitudinal follow up of telephone ...