Category Archives: Systematic Reviews

Dementia-Friendly Hospital Design (Gerontologist)

Summary A more recent review of remaining uncertainties in dementia-friendly hospital design principles. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Parke, B. Boltz, M. [and] Hunter, KF. [et … Continue reading

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Investigations Into the Early Signs, Symptoms and Family Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease (BMJ Open / International Psychogeriatrics)

Summary A literature review analyses the sequence / timing of the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors distinguish between the early signs of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) and those of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Falls Reduction Interventions for Older Adults Recently Discharged From Hospital (Age and Ageing)

Summary A joint Australian and American review has examined the evidence concerning the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults discharged recently from hospitals. Twelve falls prevention interventions were considered. Home exercise interventions were not found to be … Continue reading

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Clinical Anxiety as a Dementia Risk Factor? (BMJ Open)

Summary There are some indications that anxiety in midlife is associated with an increased risk of dementia, even after allowing for any anxiety which might have been expected to arise as a result of prodromal cognitive decline / pre-clinical dementia. … Continue reading

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On the Possible Advantages of Spiritual Coping Models for Improving Patient Wellbeing (Health and Quality of Life Outcomes)

Summary An examination of evidence on the relationships between spirituality and improved personal resilience, the ability to overcome challenges and resulting quality of life outcomes. Full Text Link Reference Counted, V. Possamai, A. [and] Meade, T. (2018). Relational spirituality and … Continue reading

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Review of Delirium Prediction Models for Hospitalised Older Adults (BMJ Open)

Summary A systematic review of delirium prediction models of relevance to older adults (those over years of age), for use in acute hospital settings, identified variable and typically inadequate predictive capabilities. “ …future models should consider using standard variables and … Continue reading

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