Gayle Acton
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Research Interests

The older adult client; caregivers of adults with dementia; interventions and resources that assist caregivers to cope more effectively with caregiving duties; research testing interventions for family caregivers; communication with persons with dementia; the resources of affiliated-individuation, hope, self-worth, and perceived support, and their relationship to stress and well-being in caregivers; the role of self-transcendence in the caregiving process; spirituality and the role it might play in helping caregivers cope with stress and burden; self-care activities and health-promoting outcomes in caregivers; self-care in healthy community-dwelling adults; health promotion in community-dwelling older adults and family caregivers

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