Tag Archives: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Dementia Care Mapping in Nursing Homes: Economic Analysis (PloS One)

Summary Dementia-care mapping (DCM) is an intervention for reducing neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia in nursing homes. This article discusses a randomised controlled trial into the effectiveness of DCM and an investigation of the costs of DCM. DCM appears … Continue reading

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Depression Management in Nursing-Home Residents (Lancet)

Summary This study aimed to establish the effectiveness of a structural approach to depression management in nursing homes in the Netherlands. A multidisciplinary care programme, Act in Case of Depression (AiD), was found to reduce the prevalence of depression in … Continue reading

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Over-90s Avoiding Mental Decline While Living to Older Age? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Danish research suggests that 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age while retaining better mental performance and overall functioning. Danish people born in 1915 had better survival and scored significantly better on both the cognitive tests and the activities of daily … Continue reading

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Cognitive Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients with a Diagnosis of Dementia (BestBets / Cochrane / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This mini-systematic review from BestBets addresses a three-part question: does a cognitive rehabilitation programme for a population of elderly adults with a diagnosis of dementia actually improve their ability with activities of daily living? This review concludes that there are no significant … Continue reading

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