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Increasing Activity Engagement in Older Adults with Dementia
Providing preferred activities has been shown to increase activity engagement in older adults with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. However, previous studies have not assessed the effects of preference for activities on engagement, which is one purpose of this study. In addition, limited access activities (i.e., deprivation of planned activities) has been shown to increase engagement in non-elderly populations. Therefore, the second purpose of this study is to examine the effects of differing deprivation levels on engagement. The third and final aim of the current study is to evaluate the combined effects of preference and deprivation over an extended period of time.