Linda A Gerdner
Affiliation: University of Minnesota
- Use of individualized music by trained staff and family: translating research into practiceLinda A Gerdner
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research on Elders, Minneapolis 55455, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 31:22-30; quiz 55-6. 2005..Staff and family interviews provided convergent validity of findings. Music also promoted meaningful interaction between the resident and others...
- Impact of a psychoeducational intervention on caregiver response to behavioral problemsLinda A Gerdner
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, 6 101 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Nurs Res 51:363-74. 2002..Eighty percent of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders are cared for by family members who often lack adequate support and training for this all-consuming job...
- Hard lives, God's help, and struggling through: caregiving in Arkansas DeltaLinda A Gerdner
Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
J Cross Cult Gerontol 22:355-74. 2007..e., adult day care, home health services) were used that supported efforts at maintaining the family caregiver role. Findings are discussed within the context of historical and sociopolitical factors of the geographic region...
- History, development, and future of the progressively lowered stress threshold: a conceptual model for dementia careMarianne Smith
College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1755-60. 2004..Care planning principles and key elements of interventions that flow from the model are set forth, and outcomes from numerous research projects using the PLST model are presented...
- The circle of life: end-of-life care and death rituals for Hmong-American eldersLinda A Gerdner
Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 33:20-9; quiz 30-1. 2007..Information was acquired through invited field experiences. Published literature and consultation with Hmong elders were used to clarify, enhance, and validate this understanding...
- Craniosacral still point technique: exploring its effects in individuals with dementiaLinda A Gerdner
Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 34:36-45. 2008..Staff and family interviews provided convergent validity to the quantitative findings. Participants were also more cooperative during caregiving activities and displayed meaningful interactions...