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Understanding the frail elderly

 

Cognitive decline

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Werner, P., & Reisberg, B. (1995).  Temporal order of cognitive and functional                              loss in a nursing home population.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 43:974-978.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Reisberg, B., Bonnema, J., Berg, L, Dastoor, D.P., Pfeffer, R.I., & Cohen, G.D.                     (1996).  Staging methods for the assessment of dementia: Perspectives. Journal of Clinical                           Psychiatry, 57, 190-198.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Gruber-Baldini, A., Culpepper, W., & Werner, P. (1996). Assessment of                           longitudinal changes in cognitive functioning in adult day care participants: A summary of preliminary                     results. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neurology, 9(1), 30-38.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1996/1997).  Trends in the treatment of frail elderly persons. Gerontology:                                        Journal of Aging Studies (Hebrew), 76, 57-65.  Also Monograph 169 (English), Research Institute                           of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Taylor, L. (1998).  The relationship between depressed affect, pain and cognitive                        function: A cross-sectional analysis of two elderly population. Aging and Mental Health, 2(4):313-318.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2000). Heterogeneity in dementia: Challenges and opportunities. Alzheimer                              Disease and Associated Disorders, 14(2):60-63

 

Pain in the frail elderly

  Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Marx, M. S. (1993).  Pain and depression in the nursing home: Corroborating                     results.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 48(2), P96-P97.  Also abstracted in  The                    Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter, 5(14), July 30, 1993, p. 5; and  Psychiatry                              Digest, November 1993, and in Psychiatry Digest (Spanish), 2, 1994, p. 26-27.

Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Watson, V., & Pasis, S. (1998).  Pain in participants of adult day                           care centers: Assessments by caregivers, staff, physicians, and self-report. Journal of Pain and                                Symptom Management, 15(1), 8-17.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Taylor, L. (1998).  The relationship between depressed affect, pain and cognitive                      function: A cross-sectional analysis of two elderly population. Aging and Mental Health, 2(4):313-318.

 

Preserved identity in dementia

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Golander, H., & Arnheim, G. (2000). Self-identity in older persons suffering from                         dementia: Preliminary results. Social Science & Medicine, 51:381-394

 

Depression and its assessment in the noncommunicative elderly

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Marx, M.S. (1988). The relationship between depression and agitation in                            nursing home residents. Comprehensive Gerontology - B 2:141‑146

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Marx, M. S. (1993).  Pain and depression in the nursing home: Corroborating                        results.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 48(2), P96-P97.  Also abstracted in  The                           Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter, 5(14), July 30, 1993, p. 5; and  Psychiatry Digest,             November 1993, and in Psychiatry Digest (Spanish), 2, 1994, p. 26-27.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Werner, P. (1994/1995).  Depression in senior day care participants: Ratings                            by different informants.  Depression, 2, 272-277.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Taylor, L. (1998).  The relationship between depressed affect, pain and cognitive                  function: A cross-sectional analysis of two elderly population. Aging and Mental Health, 2(4):313-318.

 

Sleep assessment in the frail elderly

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Waldhorn, R., Werner, P., & Billig, N. (1990).  The validation of sleep observations                       in a nursing home.  Sleep, 13(6), 512-525.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Werner, P., Waldhorn, R., & Billig, N. (1993).  Portable sleep monitors in the                          nursing home population.  Clinical Gerontologist, 12(12), 65-67.

 

Vision in the frail elderly

Marx, M. S., Werner, P., Fridman, P., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1989).  Visual acuity estimates in the                           aged.  Clinical Vision Sciences, 4(2), 179‑182.

Marx, M. S., Werner, P., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1990).  Visual acuity estimates in noncommunicative                       elderly persons.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 31(3), 593-596.

Marx, M. S., Wolf, D., Pheng, L., Walker, V., Elises, A., Feldman, R. C., Werner,P.,                                Cohen-Mansfield, J., Dubroff, S., & Lipson, S. (1991).  Eye care in a nursing home.  Journal of                          Visual Impairment & Blindness, 85(3), 105-107.

Marx, M. S., Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Feldman, R. (1992).  The relationship between                                low vision and performance of activities of daily living in nursing home residents.  Journal of the                         American Geriatrics Society, 40, 1018-1020.

Marx, M.S., Werner, P., Feldman, R., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1994).  The eye disorders of residents                               of a nursing home.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 88(5), 462-468.

Marx, M. S., Werner, P., Billig, N., Watson, V. J., Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Feldman, R. (1995).                            Outcomes of cataract surgery in nursing home residents.  Psychosomatics,36(6), 254-261.

Billig, N., Stockton, P., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1996).  Cognitive and affective changes after cataract                     surgery in an elderly population. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4(1), 29-38.

Marx, M.S., Werner, P., Feldman, R.C., Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1997). Progression of Eye Disorders                                in a Nursing Home.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. Nov-Dec. 571-578

 

Religious beliefs and practices

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Rabinovich, B. A., (1990). Religious beliefs and practices of elderly nursing                                  home residents.  The Journal of Aging and Judaism, 5(2), 87-94.

 

Mobility and falls

Marx, M. S., Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Werner, P. (1990).  Agitation and falls in institutionalized elderly                         persons.  The Journal of Applied Gerontology, 9(1), 106‑117.

Koroknay, V., & Werner, P. (1995).  Assessing the risk of falls in long-term care facilities: Description                           of a modified scoring tool.  In M. J. Rantz & T. V. Miller (Eds.), Quality Documentation for Long-                       Term Care: A Nursing Diagnosis Approach (Supplement #2).  pp. 3:112-3:115.  Gaithersburg,                       MD:Aspen Publishers.

Koroknay V. J., Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Braun, J. V.  (1995).  Maintaining  ambulation                                  in the frail nursing home resident: A nursing administered walking program.  Journal of Gerontological                  Nursing21(11):18-24.

 

Measurement of health and disease severity

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Pawlson, G., Lipson, S., Volpato, S.  (in press).  The measurement of health: A                   comparison of indices of disease severity.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.                     

                           


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