Maintaining health and wellness in the face of dementia: an exploratory analysis of individuals attending a rural and remote memory clinic.

Rural and remote health (Impact Factor: 0.87). 07/2014; 14(3):2722.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Worldwide, countries are calling for a chronic disease management approach to people with dementia. In response, 'living well' with dementia and 'supported self-care' frameworks are being adopted by advocacy and volunteer organizations, and more attention is being directed towards health and wellness promotion as a critical component for 'living well'. This exploratory study examined the health and wellness self-management behaviors of patients attending a rural and remote memory clinic; and relationships between engaging in health and wellness behaviors and psychological and neuropsychological function, independence in daily activities, and balance.

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