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There is growing interest in conceptualizing and diagnosing frailty. Less is understood, however, about older adults’ perceptions of the term “frail”, and the implications of being classified as “frail”. The purpose of this scoping review was to map the breadth of primary studies; and describe the meaning, perceptions, and perceived implications of...
Diagnosing and responding to frailty in older adult populations is of growing interest for health care professionals, researchers and policymakers. Preventing frailty has the potential to improve health outcomes for older adults, which in turn has significant implications for health care systems. However, little is known about how older people unde...
This scoping review synthesized perceptions of frailty language, classification, the meaning of the term frailty and potential implications amongst community-dwelling older adults. Eight studies were included in the review and three core themes were identified: 1) understanding frailty as a multi-dimensional concept and inevitable consequence of a...
Reported on the findings of a study that explored the use of touch quilts with dementia residents in two long-term residential care centres in Western Canada.
The discipline of nursing has long maintained that is has a unique contribution to make within the health care arena. This assertion of uniqueness lies in great part in the discipline's claim to a distinct body of knowledge. Nursing knowledge is characterized by diverse and multiple forms of knowing and underpins the work of all nurses, regardless...
Early-onset dementia (EOD) occurs before age 65. The current study examined the lived experience from the point of view of four adults younger than 65 with dementia, particularly how they perceive their personhood. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis as the research approach, findings revealed that the EOD experience can be incorporated...