Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research

Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):13-17. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210125-01.ABSTRACTMounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's H...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Carmody Kathy Black Alice Bonner Megan Wolfe Terry Fulmer Source Type: research

Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):18-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-03.ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Data are reported for five adults with dementia receiving day services at an all-inclusive care center for older adults (one male; mean age = 82.8 years). Data were collected three times to obtain baseline (Time 1 to Time 2) and post-intervention (Time 2 to Time 3) scores. Self-reported quality of life and depression symptoms improved post-intervention, but not during baseline. Caregiver-r...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A Hammarlund Kari L Whatley Mark H Zielinski Jean Claude Jubert Source Type: research

Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):23-28. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-04.ABSTRACTThe current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affirmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identified were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang Ling Lee Dorothy DeWitt Ping Lei Chui Abdul Kadir Shah Sahibudeen Mohd Said Nurumal Karuthan Chinna Mei Chan Chong Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):29-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-01.ABSTRACTImproving our response to Alzheimer's disease (AD), including prevention and early intervention, is critical for maximizing healthy aging outcomes. Identifying older adults at highest risk for AD would provide an opportunity to offer support, plan for the future, and implement strategies to enhance cognitive and functional outcomes. The emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be one indicator of early AD-related cognitive decline, but distinguishing symptoms from those due to other causes can be challenging. Mild behavioral impairment (MB...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan Alison Sweeder Amanda Ley Yannuzzi Nikki Hill Source Type: research

Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):37-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-03.ABSTRACTThe current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks. Weekly assessments were conducted with the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. NH data were obtained from public government websites. NH, resident, and PrI characteristics across race/ethnicity groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-square. Participants were 62% female and 89% functionally dependent. More Black and Asian individuals had peripheral vascular ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara M Bates-Jensen Kailey Anber Maximus M Chen Sierra Collins Adriana N Esparza Kathryn Gieschen Erin Haglund Jen Yee Lim Connie Lin Ellie-Jan Taw Susana Rodriguez Max Truong Pamela Tubillo Alvita Xiao Heather E McCreath Source Type: research

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):47-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626164 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210210-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette Medina-Walpole Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research

Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):13-17. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210125-01.ABSTRACTMounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's H...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Carmody Kathy Black Alice Bonner Megan Wolfe Terry Fulmer Source Type: research

Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):18-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-03.ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Data are reported for five adults with dementia receiving day services at an all-inclusive care center for older adults (one male; mean age = 82.8 years). Data were collected three times to obtain baseline (Time 1 to Time 2) and post-intervention (Time 2 to Time 3) scores. Self-reported quality of life and depression symptoms improved post-intervention, but not during baseline. Caregiver-r...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A Hammarlund Kari L Whatley Mark H Zielinski Jean Claude Jubert Source Type: research

Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):23-28. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-04.ABSTRACTThe current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affirmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identified were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang Ling Lee Dorothy DeWitt Ping Lei Chui Abdul Kadir Shah Sahibudeen Mohd Said Nurumal Karuthan Chinna Mei Chan Chong Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):29-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-01.ABSTRACTImproving our response to Alzheimer's disease (AD), including prevention and early intervention, is critical for maximizing healthy aging outcomes. Identifying older adults at highest risk for AD would provide an opportunity to offer support, plan for the future, and implement strategies to enhance cognitive and functional outcomes. The emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be one indicator of early AD-related cognitive decline, but distinguishing symptoms from those due to other causes can be challenging. Mild behavioral impairment (MB...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan Alison Sweeder Amanda Ley Yannuzzi Nikki Hill Source Type: research

Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):37-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-03.ABSTRACTThe current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks. Weekly assessments were conducted with the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. NH data were obtained from public government websites. NH, resident, and PrI characteristics across race/ethnicity groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-square. Participants were 62% female and 89% functionally dependent. More Black and Asian individuals had peripheral vascular ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara M Bates-Jensen Kailey Anber Maximus M Chen Sierra Collins Adriana N Esparza Kathryn Gieschen Erin Haglund Jen Yee Lim Connie Lin Ellie-Jan Taw Susana Rodriguez Max Truong Pamela Tubillo Alvita Xiao Heather E McCreath Source Type: research

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):47-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626164 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210210-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette Medina-Walpole Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research

Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):13-17. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210125-01.ABSTRACTMounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's H...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Carmody Kathy Black Alice Bonner Megan Wolfe Terry Fulmer Source Type: research

Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):18-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-03.ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Data are reported for five adults with dementia receiving day services at an all-inclusive care center for older adults (one male; mean age = 82.8 years). Data were collected three times to obtain baseline (Time 1 to Time 2) and post-intervention (Time 2 to Time 3) scores. Self-reported quality of life and depression symptoms improved post-intervention, but not during baseline. Caregiver-r...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A Hammarlund Kari L Whatley Mark H Zielinski Jean Claude Jubert Source Type: research

Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):23-28. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-04.ABSTRACTThe current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affirmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identified were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang Ling Lee Dorothy DeWitt Ping Lei Chui Abdul Kadir Shah Sahibudeen Mohd Said Nurumal Karuthan Chinna Mei Chan Chong Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):29-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-01.ABSTRACTImproving our response to Alzheimer's disease (AD), including prevention and early intervention, is critical for maximizing healthy aging outcomes. Identifying older adults at highest risk for AD would provide an opportunity to offer support, plan for the future, and implement strategies to enhance cognitive and functional outcomes. The emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be one indicator of early AD-related cognitive decline, but distinguishing symptoms from those due to other causes can be challenging. Mild behavioral impairment (MB...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan Alison Sweeder Amanda Ley Yannuzzi Nikki Hill Source Type: research

Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):37-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-03.ABSTRACTThe current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks. Weekly assessments were conducted with the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. NH data were obtained from public government websites. NH, resident, and PrI characteristics across race/ethnicity groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-square. Participants were 62% female and 89% functionally dependent. More Black and Asian individuals had peripheral vascular ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara M Bates-Jensen Kailey Anber Maximus M Chen Sierra Collins Adriana N Esparza Kathryn Gieschen Erin Haglund Jen Yee Lim Connie Lin Ellie-Jan Taw Susana Rodriguez Max Truong Pamela Tubillo Alvita Xiao Heather E McCreath Source Type: research

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):47-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626164 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210210-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette Medina-Walpole Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research

Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):13-17. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210125-01.ABSTRACTMounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's H...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Carmody Kathy Black Alice Bonner Megan Wolfe Terry Fulmer Source Type: research

Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):18-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-03.ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Data are reported for five adults with dementia receiving day services at an all-inclusive care center for older adults (one male; mean age = 82.8 years). Data were collected three times to obtain baseline (Time 1 to Time 2) and post-intervention (Time 2 to Time 3) scores. Self-reported quality of life and depression symptoms improved post-intervention, but not during baseline. Caregiver-r...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A Hammarlund Kari L Whatley Mark H Zielinski Jean Claude Jubert Source Type: research

Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):23-28. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-04.ABSTRACTThe current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affirmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identified were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang Ling Lee Dorothy DeWitt Ping Lei Chui Abdul Kadir Shah Sahibudeen Mohd Said Nurumal Karuthan Chinna Mei Chan Chong Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):29-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-01.ABSTRACTImproving our response to Alzheimer's disease (AD), including prevention and early intervention, is critical for maximizing healthy aging outcomes. Identifying older adults at highest risk for AD would provide an opportunity to offer support, plan for the future, and implement strategies to enhance cognitive and functional outcomes. The emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be one indicator of early AD-related cognitive decline, but distinguishing symptoms from those due to other causes can be challenging. Mild behavioral impairment (MB...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan Alison Sweeder Amanda Ley Yannuzzi Nikki Hill Source Type: research

Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):37-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-03.ABSTRACTThe current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks. Weekly assessments were conducted with the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. NH data were obtained from public government websites. NH, resident, and PrI characteristics across race/ethnicity groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-square. Participants were 62% female and 89% functionally dependent. More Black and Asian individuals had peripheral vascular ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara M Bates-Jensen Kailey Anber Maximus M Chen Sierra Collins Adriana N Esparza Kathryn Gieschen Erin Haglund Jen Yee Lim Connie Lin Ellie-Jan Taw Susana Rodriguez Max Truong Pamela Tubillo Alvita Xiao Heather E McCreath Source Type: research

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):47-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626164 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210210-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette Medina-Walpole Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research

Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):13-17. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210125-01.ABSTRACTMounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's H...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Carmody Kathy Black Alice Bonner Megan Wolfe Terry Fulmer Source Type: research

Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):18-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-03.ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Data are reported for five adults with dementia receiving day services at an all-inclusive care center for older adults (one male; mean age = 82.8 years). Data were collected three times to obtain baseline (Time 1 to Time 2) and post-intervention (Time 2 to Time 3) scores. Self-reported quality of life and depression symptoms improved post-intervention, but not during baseline. Caregiver-r...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A Hammarlund Kari L Whatley Mark H Zielinski Jean Claude Jubert Source Type: research

Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):23-28. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-04.ABSTRACTThe current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affirmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identified were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang Ling Lee Dorothy DeWitt Ping Lei Chui Abdul Kadir Shah Sahibudeen Mohd Said Nurumal Karuthan Chinna Mei Chan Chong Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):29-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-01.ABSTRACTImproving our response to Alzheimer's disease (AD), including prevention and early intervention, is critical for maximizing healthy aging outcomes. Identifying older adults at highest risk for AD would provide an opportunity to offer support, plan for the future, and implement strategies to enhance cognitive and functional outcomes. The emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be one indicator of early AD-related cognitive decline, but distinguishing symptoms from those due to other causes can be challenging. Mild behavioral impairment (MB...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan Alison Sweeder Amanda Ley Yannuzzi Nikki Hill Source Type: research

Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):37-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-03.ABSTRACTThe current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks. Weekly assessments were conducted with the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. NH data were obtained from public government websites. NH, resident, and PrI characteristics across race/ethnicity groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-square. Participants were 62% female and 89% functionally dependent. More Black and Asian individuals had peripheral vascular ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara M Bates-Jensen Kailey Anber Maximus M Chen Sierra Collins Adriana N Esparza Kathryn Gieschen Erin Haglund Jen Yee Lim Connie Lin Ellie-Jan Taw Susana Rodriguez Max Truong Pamela Tubillo Alvita Xiao Heather E McCreath Source Type: research

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):47-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626164 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210210-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette Medina-Walpole Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research

Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):13-17. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210125-01.ABSTRACTMounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's H...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Carmody Kathy Black Alice Bonner Megan Wolfe Terry Fulmer Source Type: research

Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):18-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-03.ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Data are reported for five adults with dementia receiving day services at an all-inclusive care center for older adults (one male; mean age = 82.8 years). Data were collected three times to obtain baseline (Time 1 to Time 2) and post-intervention (Time 2 to Time 3) scores. Self-reported quality of life and depression symptoms improved post-intervention, but not during baseline. Caregiver-r...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca A Hammarlund Kari L Whatley Mark H Zielinski Jean Claude Jubert Source Type: research

Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):23-28. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-04.ABSTRACTThe current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affirmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identified were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang Ling Lee Dorothy DeWitt Ping Lei Chui Abdul Kadir Shah Sahibudeen Mohd Said Nurumal Karuthan Chinna Mei Chan Chong Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):29-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-01.ABSTRACTImproving our response to Alzheimer's disease (AD), including prevention and early intervention, is critical for maximizing healthy aging outcomes. Identifying older adults at highest risk for AD would provide an opportunity to offer support, plan for the future, and implement strategies to enhance cognitive and functional outcomes. The emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be one indicator of early AD-related cognitive decline, but distinguishing symptoms from those due to other causes can be challenging. Mild behavioral impairment (MB...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan Alison Sweeder Amanda Ley Yannuzzi Nikki Hill Source Type: research

Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):37-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-03.ABSTRACTThe current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks. Weekly assessments were conducted with the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. NH data were obtained from public government websites. NH, resident, and PrI characteristics across race/ethnicity groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-square. Participants were 62% female and 89% functionally dependent. More Black and Asian individuals had peripheral vascular ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara M Bates-Jensen Kailey Anber Maximus M Chen Sierra Collins Adriana N Esparza Kathryn Gieschen Erin Haglund Jen Yee Lim Connie Lin Ellie-Jan Taw Susana Rodriguez Max Truong Pamela Tubillo Alvita Xiao Heather E McCreath Source Type: research

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):47-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210210-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626164 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210210-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette Medina-Walpole Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Caregiving May Be Associated With Reduced Fatigue in Dementia Family Caregivers
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-01.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626157 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-01 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Resa Gersdorf Source Type: research

Remembering a Visionary and Champion of Gerontological Nursing: Meridean Leone Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):11-12. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210209-02.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626158 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20210209-02 (Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing)
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - February 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen Kitty Buckwalter Source Type: research