Episode 56 - Behavioral Gerontology

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This week we're running the gamut of issues facing older adults with dementia. We've got an article about hoarding items, an article about running a functional analysis, and an article about making people feel happy. Spoiler alert: ice cream shops are an evidence-based way to bring joy. But we could have told you that.

Articles discussed this episode:

Donaldson, J.M., Trahan, M.A., & Kahng, S. (2014). An evaluation of procedures to increase cooperation related to hoarding in an older adult with dementia. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 410-414. doi: 10.1002/jaba.112

Trahan, M.A., Donaldson, McNabney, M.K., & Kahng, S. (2014). The influence of antecedents and consequences on the occurrence of bizarre speech in individuals with dementia. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 286-303. doi: 10.1002/bin.1393

Moore, K., Delaney, J.A., & Dixon, M.R. (2007). Using indices of happiness to examine the influence of environmental enhancements for nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 541-544. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.40-541

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