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Description of Process and Content of Online Dementia Coaching for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
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School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
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Healthcare 2019, 7(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7010013
Received: 2 December 2018 / Revised: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 15 January 2019 / Published: 19 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Care of People Living with Dementia)
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Abstract

Family caregivers of persons with dementia encounter resistance to care behaviors (RCBs). The purpose of this methods paper was to describe the process and content of six weekly 60-min caregiver coaching sessions delivered synchronously through an online platform to 26 family caregivers of persons with dementia. All session notes were analyzed for process; two coaching sessions from five purposely-selected participants were transcribed and analyzed thematically for content. The six sessions followed an overall pattern. The first session included the most teaching and goal-setting; the coaches also queried the family caregiver about the premorbid personality, work history, and interpersonal attributes of the person with dementia. Sessions two through five were the most active coaching sessions; previously suggested strategies were evaluated and tailored; caregivers also role-played with the coaches and developed scripts designed to curtail RCB. The sixth session served as a review of successful caregiver strategies and concluded the coaching relationship. Four primary content themes emerged in the coaching process: (1) education; (2) caregiver communication; (3) affirmation of the caregiver; and (4) individualized strategies. These four content categories were used throughout the coaching process and were interwoven with each other so that the participant knew why the behavior was occurring, how to verbally address it, how to use a strategy effectively, and affirmation of the result. The coaching process and content demonstrated alignment with person-centered practices and relationship-centered care. View Full-Text
Keywords: dementia; caregiver; coaching; rejection/resistance to care behavior; internet-based dementia; caregiver; coaching; rejection/resistance to care behavior; internet-based
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Jablonski, R.A.; Winstead, V.; Geldmacher, D.S. Description of Process and Content of Online Dementia Coaching for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. Healthcare 2019, 7, 13.

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