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The Relationship Between Dementia Severity and Communicative Ability from a Family Caregiver’s Perspective

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Title:The Relationship Between Dementia Severity and Communicative Ability from a Family Caregiver’s Perspective
Authors:Yoshimura, Takako
Osawa, Aiko
Author Affiliation:Yoshimura, Takako: Kyoto University of Advanced Science
Osawa, Aiko: National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
Keywords:Communicative Ability
Dementia
Family Caregiver
Date Issued:2020
Publisher:Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Type:Best Practices Focus
Abstract:The relationship between dementia severity in persons with dementia (PWD) and communicative ability from the perspective of their family caregivers was investigated. There was a significant correlation between Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) and communicative abilities in Communicative Abilities of Daily Living Family Questionnaire (CADL-FQ), but not between CDR and language functions in CADL-FQ. Family caregivers considered that interpersonal interactions with a degenerative process might be affected by communicative abilities, or language use in context, not by issues in language functions alone. We discussed ways to intervene for communicative abilities in dementia to support the well-being of PWD and their family caregivers.
Pages/Duration:8 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69344
Rights:Creative Commons License: CC-BY
Rights Holder:Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Appears in Collections: PacRim 2020 Conference Proceedings


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