Perspectives of persons with mild cognitive impairment

Sense of being able

Yvonne Lu, Joan Haase, Carol J. Farran

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Abstract

Commonalities of the lived experience of being diagnosed and living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were described. Eleven persons with MCI were interviewed and Colaizzi's empirical method of phenomenological analysis was used. Three major themes were found and labeled: (a) Seeing Through a Glass More Darkly: Struggling to Grasp the Reality of MCI; (b) Finding Ways to Hold on to a Sense of Being Able; and (c) Resisting Entrapment in the World of MCI: Holding on to a Sense of Self. Commonalities of experiences in persons with MCI may help guide early intervention development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalAlzheimer's Care Quarterly
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Patient perceptions
  • Sense of being able

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Perspectives of persons with mild cognitive impairment : Sense of being able. / Lu, Yvonne; Haase, Joan; Farran, Carol J.

In: Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 75-86.

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