Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Physical Markers of Functional Fitness in Persons With Dementia and Their Family Caregivers
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Neurologic Conditions / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Physical Markers of Functional Fitness in Persons With Dementia and Their Family Caregivers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505140. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3610
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505140. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3610
Abstract

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