Author: Melanie Tusick (1)
Effects of using nursing home residents to serve as group activity leaders: lessons learned from the RAP project.Dementia (London) 2014 Mar 27;13(2):274-85. Epub 2013 Aug 27.Michael J Skrajner, Jessica L Haberman, Cameron J Camp, Melanie Tusick, Cristina Frentiu, Gregg Gorzelle
Previous research has demonstrated that persons with early to moderate stage dementia are capable of leading small group activities for persons with more advanced dementia. In this study, we built upon this previous work by training residents in long-term care facilities to fill the role of group activity leaders using a Resident-Assisted Programming (RAP) training regimen. There were two stages to the program.
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