Review of Interventions Which May Potentially Delay Functional Decline in Persons With Dementia (BMJ Open)

Summary

The authors examined 23 systematic reviews about the benefits of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and alternative therapies on activities of daily living (ADL) in people with dementia. Interventions thought to be effective (based on evidence sometimes judged to be “low quality”) include: (i) physical exercise, (ii) dyadic interventions and (iii) pharmacological treatments including acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, selegiline, huperzine A and Ginkgo biloba.

“Healthcare professionals should ensure that people with dementia are encouraged to exercise and that primary carers are trained and supported to provide safe and effective care… ”

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Reference

Laver, K. Dyer, S. [and] Whitehead, C. [et al] (2016). Interventions to delay functional decline in people with dementia: a systematic review of systematic reviews. BMJ Open. April 27th 2016, Vol.6(4), e010767. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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