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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A program to reduce falls and enhance memory for older adults with severe mental illness: A grant proposal
by Rodriguez, Nidya, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 57; 1528037
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to fund a program designed for older adults who suffer from serious mental illness. In this program, the older adults would be using computerized activities to enhance memory. Another portion ofthe program would be dedicated to the prevention of falls through the use of rhythmic steps in music. The program would be held by the host agency, Life Sharing Health Care in the city ofNorwalk, California, once the Archstone Foundation approved and funded the grant proposal. Since memory loss and falls are prevalent in the older adult population, it is essential to create programs whose mission is to prevent these problems from occurring or at least reduce the impairment and frequency. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Gerontology, Social work, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Mental illness, Older adults
Publication Number: 1528037
ISBN: 978-1-303-98561-4
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