Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, Fredrick Pociask, Diane Adamo; Physical Markers of Functional Fitness in Persons With Dementia and Their Family Caregivers. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505140. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3610
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Date Presented 03/26/20
An exploratory cross-sectional research design investigated group differences between family caregivers (FCGs) and people with dementia (PWD) in measures of fitness and cognition. Findings showed at least 40% of PWD performed below the threshold of functional mobility in every measure tested. At least 6.7% of FCGs performed below the threshold for functional mobility in five of the six measures. Despite being younger than 60 years old, FCGs still showed a risk for loss of functional mobility.
Primary Author and Speaker: Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller
Additional Authors and Speakers: Fredrick Pociask, Diane Adamo
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