This observational study explored helping behaviors (HBs) among persons with dementia (PWD) in a communal dining space of a memory care facility. HBs were observed regularly and related to assistance with another resident, staff, and stuffed animal. PWD, even in the moderate stages of the disease, have the capacity to help others.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
McDaniel, Maria and Mickus, Maureen, "Persons with Dementia and Their Capacity for Helping: An Exploratory Study" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 59.