Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Carers and Caring

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The Bibliographic Citations

Forrester, LT. Maayan, N. Orrell, M. [et al] (2014). Aromatherapy for dementia. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 25th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003150. Full Text Link.

Zabalegui, A. Hamers, JP. Karlsson, S. [et al] (2014). Best practices interventions to improve quality of care of people with dementia living at home. Patient Education and Counseling. January 30th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Nace, DA. Drinka, PJ. Crnich, CJ. (2014). Clinical uncertainties in the approach to long term care residents with possible urinary tract infection. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. February 2014; 15(2): 133-9.

Peisah, C. Luxenberg, J. Liptzin, B. [et al] (2014). Deathbed wills: assessing testamentary capacity in the dying patient. International Psychogeriatrics. February 2014; 26(2): 209-16.

Potter, JM. Fernando, R. Humpel, N. (2013). Development and evaluation of the REACH (recognise end of life and care holistically) out in dementia toolkit. Australasian Journal on Ageing. December 2013; 32(4): 241-6. Full Text Link.

Fossey, J. Masson, S. Stafford, J. [et al] (2014). The disconnect between evidence and practice: a systematic review of person-centred interventions and training manuals for care home staff working with people with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. February 18th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Whear, R. Abbott, R. Thompson-Coon, J. [et al] (2014). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behavior symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. March 2014; 15(3): 185-93. Full Text Link.

Barbosa, A. Sousa, L. Nolan, M. [et al] (2014). Effects of person-centered care approaches to dementia care on staff: a systematic review. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. January 20th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Tampi, RR. Tampi, DJ. (2014). Efficacy and tolerability of benzodiazepines for the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. March 6th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

van der Steen, JT. van Soest-Poortvliet, MC. Hallie-Heierman, M. [et al] (2014). Factors associated with initiation of advance care planning in dementia: a systematic review. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: JAD. February 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].  Full Text Link.

Vollmar, HC. Goluchowicz, K. Beckert, B. [et al] (2014). Health care for people with dementia in 2030: results of a multidisciplinary scenario process. Health Policy. February 2014; 114(2-3): 254-62.

Smith, R. Greenwood, N. (2014). The impact of volunteer mentoring schemes on carers of people with dementia and volunteer mentors: a systematic review. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. February 2014; 29(1): 8-17.

Sockalingam, S. Tan, A. Hawa, R. [et al] (2014). Interprofessional education for delirium care: a systematic review. Journal of Interprofessional Care. March 4th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Forbes, D. Blake, CM. Thiessen, EJ. [et al] (2014). Light therapy for improving cognition, activities of daily living, sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric disturbances in dementia. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 26th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003946. Full Text Link.

Hurley, RV. Patterson, TG. Cooley, SJ. (2014). Meditation-based interventions for family caregivers of people with dementia: a review of the empirical literature. Aging & Mental Health. April 2014; 18(3): 281-8.

Cadieux, MA. Garcia, LJ. Patrick, J. (2014). Needs of people with dementia in long-term care: a systematic review. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. December 2013; 28(8): 723-33.

Orgeta, V. Qazi, A. Spector, AE. [et al] (2014). Psychological treatments for depression and anxiety in dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. January 22nd 2014; Issue 1: No. CD009125. Full Text Link.

Li, R. Cooper, C. Livingston, G. (2014). Relationship of coping style to mood and anxiety disorders in dementia carers. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. January 2014; 27(1): 52-6.

Maayan, N. Soares-Weiser, K. Lee, H. (2014). Respite care for people with dementia and their carers. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. January 16th 2014; Issue 1: No. CD004396. Full Text Link.

Boots, LM. de Vugt, ME. van Knippenberg, RJ. [et al] (2014). A systematic review of Internet-based supportive interventions for caregivers of patients with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. April 2014; 29(4): 331-44.

Testad, I. Corbett, A. Aarsland, D. [et al] (2014). The value of personalized psychosocial interventions to address behavioral and psychological symptoms in people with dementia living in care home settings: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics. February 24th 2014: 1-16. [Epub ahead of print].

Smith-Osborne, A. Felderhoff, B. (2014). Veterans’ informal caregivers in the “sandwich generation”: a systematic review toward a resilience model. Journal of Gerontology and Social Work. March 10th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 11, June 2014].

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