S M McCurry

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Development and evaluation of a sleep education program for older adults with dementia living in adult family homes
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:494-504. 2012
  2. pmc Factors associated with concordance and variability of sleep quality in persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers
    Susan M McCurry
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Sleep 31:741-8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Older adults and functional decline: a cross-cultural comparison
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98115 2053, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:161-79. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychological treatments for insomnia in older adults
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:18-27. 2007
  5. pmc Increasing walking and bright light exposure to improve sleep in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: results of a randomized, controlled trial
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1393-402. 2011
  6. pmc Frequency of comorbid insomnia, pain, and depression in older adults with osteoarthritis: predictors of enrollment in a randomized treatment trial
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 71:296-9. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of sleep and nighttime disturbances in Alzheimer's disease: a behavior management approach
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, 9709 3rd Avenue N E, Suite 507, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Sleep Med 5:373-7. 2004
  8. pmc Predictors of short- and long-term adherence to a daily walking program in persons with Alzheimer's disease
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, 98115, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:505-12. 2010
  9. pmc Sleep disturbances in caregivers of persons with dementia: contributing factors and treatment implications
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Washington, 9709 3rd Avenue, NE, Ste 507 Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 11:143-53. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Nighttime insomnia treatment and education for Alzheimer's disease: a randomized, controlled trial
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:793-802. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications48

  1. pmc Development and evaluation of a sleep education program for older adults with dementia living in adult family homes
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:494-504. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Factors associated with concordance and variability of sleep quality in persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers
    Susan M McCurry
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Sleep 31:741-8. 2008
    ..To describe the day-to-day variation in sleep characteristics and the concordance between nighttime sleep of persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their family caregivers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Older adults and functional decline: a cross-cultural comparison
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98115 2053, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:161-79. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychological treatments for insomnia in older adults
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:18-27. 2007
    ..In particular, the classification of older adults as persons age 60 and older and the lack of rigorous consideration of medical comorbidities warrant discussion in the future...
  5. pmc Increasing walking and bright light exposure to improve sleep in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: results of a randomized, controlled trial
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1393-402. 2011
    ..To test the effects of walking, light exposure, and a combination intervention (walking, light, and sleep education) on the sleep of persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  6. pmc Frequency of comorbid insomnia, pain, and depression in older adults with osteoarthritis: predictors of enrollment in a randomized treatment trial
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 71:296-9. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of sleep and nighttime disturbances in Alzheimer's disease: a behavior management approach
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, 9709 3rd Avenue N E, Suite 507, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Sleep Med 5:373-7. 2004
    ..This article presents data from three cases enrolled in an ongoing study of sleep problems in community-dwelling Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients: nighttime insomnia treatment and education for Alzheimer's disease...
  8. pmc Predictors of short- and long-term adherence to a daily walking program in persons with Alzheimer's disease
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, 98115, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:505-12. 2010
    ..To examine factors associated with adherence to a walking program in community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  9. pmc Sleep disturbances in caregivers of persons with dementia: contributing factors and treatment implications
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Washington, 9709 3rd Avenue, NE, Ste 507 Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 11:143-53. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Nighttime insomnia treatment and education for Alzheimer's disease: a randomized, controlled trial
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:793-802. 2005
    ..To evaluate whether a comprehensive sleep education program (Nighttime Insomnia Treatment and Education for Alzheimer's Disease (NITE-AD)) could improve sleep in dementia patients living at home with their family caregivers...
  11. ncbi request reprint The cognitive abilities screening instrument (CASI): data from a cohort of 2524 cognitively intact elderly
    S M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:882-8. 1999
    ..To describe the effects of age and education for the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI), a 25-item test of cognitive function...
  12. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with caregiver reports of sleep disturbances in persons with dementia
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 2053, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:112-20. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Successful behavioral treatment for reported sleep problems in elderly caregivers of dementia patients: a controlled study
    S M McCurry
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P122-9. 1998
    ..Results suggest that behavioral techniques may well be a viable alternative to medication for sleep problems in aging caregivers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Training caregivers to change the sleep hygiene practices of patients with dementia: the NITE-AD project
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1455-60. 2003
    ..To examine the feasibility of training caregivers to implement sleep hygiene recommendations in dementia patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Exercise and activity level in Alzheimer's disease: a potential treatment focus
    L Teri
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7263, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 35:411-9. 1998
    ..Further research is currently underway to determine the efficacy of this approach for reducing additional physical disability in these individuals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Anxiety of Alzheimer's disease: prevalence, and comorbidity
    L Teri
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle 98195 7563, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M348-52. 1999
    ..However, the phenomenology of anxiety symptoms in AD and its relationship to dementia progression, comorbid depression, and the presence of other problematic behaviors have not yet been examined...
  17. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal estrogen and estrogen-progestin use and 2-year rate of cognitive change in a cohort of older Japanese American women: The Kame Project
    M M Rice
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1641-9. 2000
    ..Also uncertain is whether the proposed association varies between women taking unopposed estrogen and those taking estrogen combined with progestin...
  18. ncbi request reprint Standardization of the clinical diagnosis of the dementia syndrome and its subtypes in a cross-national study: the Ni-Hon-Sea experience
    E B Larson
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M313-9. 1998
    ..Exercises were conducted to evaluate the interobserver agreement on clinical diagnoses of dementia and dementia subtypes in a cross-national study of dementia prevalence and incidence rates in the United States and Japan...
  19. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, aging, and cognitive performance: a cross-cultural comparison
    Gail E Bond
    University of Washington, USA
    J Aging Health 15:371-90. 2003
    ..Longitudinal studies are needed to support the possible protective effects of alcohol on cognition and explore whether culture may modify this apparent benefit...
  20. pmc Exercise interventions for dementia and cognitive impairment: the Seattle Protocols
    L Teri
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 12:391-4. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of physical frailty and cognitive function in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    E L McGough
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, 1959, NE Pacific Street, Box 356490, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Ann Phys Rehabil Med 56:329-41. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine relationships between dimensions of physical frailty and severity of cognitive impairment in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and cognitive performance among older African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Caucasians: the role of education
    M F Shadlen
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1371-8. 2001
    ..African Americans scored lower (median 89 out of 100) than Japanese Americans (93) and Caucasians (94) on the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI). Education affected CA..
  23. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and Alzheimer's disease
    L Ferretti
    Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Washington, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 14:52-8. 2001
    ..Study findings support a high occurrence of anxiety in patients with dementia, and treatments for anxiety might therefore be helpful in reducing the psychiatric burden of AD...
  24. pmc Memory, thinking, and aging. What we know about what we know
    L Teri
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98195 6560, USA
    West J Med 167:269-75. 1997
    ..We conclude with a discussion of abnormal cognitive aging and review current research on risk factors and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses...
  25. ncbi request reprint Wandering: a significant problem among community-residing individuals with Alzheimer's disease
    R G Logsdon
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P294-9. 1998
    ..Based on this analysis, we recommend further evaluation and the development of possible treatment strategies that address the individual differences found among AD patients who wander...
  26. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, aging, and cognitive performance in a cohort of Japanese Americans aged 65 and older: the Kame project
    G E Bond
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7263, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 13:207-23. 2001
    ..To investigate the effects of light to moderate alcohol consumption on cognitive performance...
  27. pmc Central auditory dysfunction in older persons with memory impairment or Alzheimer dementia
    George A Gates
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134:771-7. 2008
    ..To assess the effect of memory impairment on central auditory function...
  28. pmc Making physical activity accessible to older adults with memory loss: a feasibility study
    Rebecca G Logsdon
    Northwest Research Group on Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing, Box 358733, Seattle, WA 98195 8733, USA
    Gerontologist 49:S94-9. 2009
    ..Memory aids, easy-to-follow instructions, and tracking forms to facilitate adherence and proper technique are provided to enhance exercise training and compensate for memory loss...
  29. pmc Midlife use of written Japanese and protection from late life dementia
    Paul K Crane
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Epidemiology 20:766-74. 2009
    ..We sought to test this hypothesis in analyses from a longitudinal study of Japanese-American men...
  30. pmc Use of spoken and written Japanese did not protect Japanese-American men from cognitive decline in late life
    Paul K Crane
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:654-66. 2010
    ..Mastering a complicated written language may be associated with additional reserve. We sought to determine if midlife use of spoken and written Japanese was associated with lower rates of late life cognitive decline...
  31. pmc Early-stage memory loss support groups: outcomes from a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Rebecca G Logsdon
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, 9709 3rd Avenue NE, Suite 507, Seattle, WA 98155 2053, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:691-7. 2010
    ..This article describes results of a randomized controlled trial comparing a time-limited early-stage memory loss (ESML) support group program conducted by a local Alzheimer's Association chapter to a wait-list (WL) control condition...
  32. pmc Central auditory dysfunction as a harbinger of Alzheimer dementia
    George A Gates
    Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, P O Box 357923, Seattle, WA 98195 7923, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 137:390-5. 2011
    ..To confirm that central auditory dysfunction (CAD) may be a precursor to the onset of Alzheimer dementia (AD)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Similarities and differences in attitudes toward long-term care between Japanese Americans and Caucasian Americans
    Wayne C McCormick
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, 325 9th Avenue, Mail Stop 359755, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1149-55. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessing quality of life in older adults with cognitive impairment
    Rebecca G Logsdon
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington 98195 8733, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:510-9. 2002
    ..It describes a new measure of quality of life in dementia, the QOL-AD, and examines the reliability and validity of patient and caregiver reports of patient quality of life...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nonpharmacologic treatment of behavioral disturbance in dementia
    Linda Teri
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, 9709 3rd Avenue NE, Suite 507, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:641-56, viii. 2002
    ..Because caregivers are essential informants and participants in patient care, we conclude by addressing the role of the caregiver in nonpharmacologic treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and cognitive performance: a longitudinal study of older Japanese Americans. The Kame Project
    Gail E Bond
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7263, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 17:653-68. 2005
    ..Recent data demonstrate that moderate consumption of alcohol (13-52 grams of ethanol per day) may be beneficial to cognitive functioning among older adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Exercise plus behavioral management in patients with Alzheimer disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Linda Teri
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    JAMA 290:2015-22. 2003
    ..Exercise training for patients with Alzheimer disease combined with teaching caregivers how to manage behavioral problems may help decrease the frailty and behavioral impairment that are often prevalent in patients with Alzheimer disease...
  38. ncbi request reprint A home health care approach to exercise for persons with Alzheimer's disease
    Rebecca G Logsdon
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Care Manag J 6:90-7. 2005
    ..This article describes the RDAD program, discusses the role of home health providers in its delivery, and provides an example of its implementation...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychological treatments for disruptive behaviors in individuals with dementia
    Rebecca G Logsdon
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA 98155 2053, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:28-36. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Training community consultants to help family members improve dementia care: a randomized controlled trial
    Linda Teri
    School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, 98115 2053, USA
    Gerontologist 45:802-11. 2005
    ..We investigated whether community consultants could be trained to teach family caregivers a systematic behavioral approach for reducing mood and behavior problems in persons with Alzheimer's disease...
  41. ncbi request reprint Assessment of anxiety in dementia: an investigation into the association of different methods of measurement
    Laura E Gibbons
    Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 19:202-8. 2006
    ..Because of this, measures inadequately distinguish anxiety from depression in individuals with Alzheimer's disease. The measurement of anxiety in dementia needs additional refinement...
  42. ncbi request reprint Preliminary findings of the effects of comorbidities on a web-based intervention on self-reported blood sugar readings among adults age 60 and older with diabetes
    Gail E Bond
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7263, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:707-10. 2006
    ..Future research needs to further investigate the role comorbidities may play with the outcomes of Web-based interventions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, gender, and cognitive performance: a longitudinal study comparing older Japanese and non-Hispanic white Americans
    Gail E Bond
    University of Washington, Psychosocial and Community Health, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195 7263, USA
    J Aging Health 16:615-40. 2004
    ..Background: Recent data demonstrate that moderate consumption of alcohol may be beneficial to cognition...
  44. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and nighttime behavioral disturbances. Awakenings in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    Susan M McCurry
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195 7263, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 30:12-20. 2004
    ..They also reveal the importance of assessing anxiety as well as depression in the research and clinical care of patients with AD...
  45. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a self-management group intervention for elderly persons with chronic pain
    Mary Ersek
    Pain Research Department, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Clin J Pain 19:156-67. 2003
    ..To assess the efficacy of a self-management group intervention in improving physical functioning, mood, and pain among elderly persons with chronic pain, and to identify factors that may be associated with improvement...
  46. pmc The effects of a web-based intervention on the physical outcomes associated with diabetes among adults age 60 and older: a randomized trial
    Gail E Bond
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7263, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 9:52-9. 2007
    ..The emergence of the World Wide Web in the last decade has made it feasible for the Internet to be a vehicle for chronic disease management...
  47. pmc Managing sleep disturbances in adult family homes: recruitment and implementation of a behavioral treatment program
    Susan M McCurry
    Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 30:36-44. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Performance on the CERAD neuropsychology battery of two samples of Japanese-American elders: norms for persons with and without dementia
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:192-201. 2005
    ..This battery is useful for comparative epidemiological studies of dementia in minority populations...

Research Grants6

  1. TREATING NEUROPSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS IN DEMENTIA
    Susan McCurry; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This training mechanism will assist Dr. McCurry in making the transition to an independent investigator at the University of Washington, as well as a teacher and clinician in geriatric psychology. ..
  2. Behavioral Treatment of Nocturnal Disturbances in AD
    Susan McCurry; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Secondary outcomes include caregiver sleep, patient daytime sleepiness and overall level of behavior problems, patient and caregiver mood and health, and patient residential status. ..
  3. Behavioral Treatment of Nocturnal Disturbances in AD
    Susan McCurry; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Secondary outcomes include caregiver sleep, patient daytime sleepiness and overall level of behavior problems, patient and caregiver mood and health, and patient residential status. ..
  4. Behavioral Treatment of Nocturnal Disturbances in AD
    Susan McCurry; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Secondary outcomes include caregiver sleep, patient daytime sleepiness and overall level of behavior problems, patient and caregiver mood and health, and patient residential status. ..
  5. Behavioral Treatment of Nocturnal Disturbances in AD
    Susan McCurry; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Secondary outcomes include caregiver sleep, patient daytime sleepiness and overall level of behavior problems, patient and caregiver mood and health, and patient residential status. ..