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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 ...
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)
Patient Views of Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech, 2007-11)
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 ...
Taking Care of a Parent with Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Exploration of Coping Mechanisms
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
Caregiving is a dynamic process of transitions and changes that evolves over time. Guided by Montgomery and Kosloski's Caregiver Identity Theory (2000), we explored the coping mechanisms employed by adult children providing ...
“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 ...
Caregivers of Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Information and Support Needs
(Virginia Tech, 2004-11)
One of the newer concepts of age-related memory deficit is mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI reflects self-reported changes in cognitive function that do not necessarily interfere with work or social relations; it is ...
In Sickness and In Health: Daily Stressors and Implications of Mild Cognitive Impairment for Care Partners
(Center for Gerontology and Dept. of Human Development Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009-11)
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 ...
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 ...