One Hour of Social Interaction Per Week Improves Dementia Care (NIHR / NHS Choices / PLoS Medicine)

Summary

NIHR-funded research indicates that a modest amount of social interaction improves quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. Agitation and aggression were reduced by these cost-effective means, and the quality of life in people with dementia was improved.

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Reference

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week. Online: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), February 7th 2018.

This relates to:

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Ballard, C. Corbett, A. [and] Orrell, M. [et al] (2018). Impact of person-centred care training and person-centred activities on quality of life, agitation, and antipsychotic use in people with dementia living in nursing homes: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine. February 6th 2018; 15(2): e1002500.

NIHR Signal: Evidence Summary

An expert commentary relating to the above study:

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Wilcock, G. (2018). Person-centred care improves quality of life for care home residents with dementia. London: National Institute for Health Research Signal, March 20th 2018.

Further analysis by Bazian:

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‘It’s good to talk,’ dementia study finds. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, February 7th 2018.

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