Category Archives: Systematic Reviews

Review of Interventions for BPSD: a SENATOR-ONTOP Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent broad-ranging systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) covers (i) sensory stimulation, including acupressure, aromatherapy, massage / touch therapy, light therapy and sensory gardens, (ii) cognitive / emotion-oriented interventions including cognitive … Continue reading

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Ten Portions of Fruit and Veg a Day? (BBC News / International Journal of Epidemiology / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Forget five portions of fruit and veg per day? Forget seven portions a day? Research by Imperial College London suggests that consuming ten portions a day could be more beneficial and help prevent 7.8 million premature deaths every year. … Continue reading

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Dance Movement Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary The authors of this systematic review wanted to assess the effects of dance movement therapy on behavioural, social, cognitive and emotional symptoms of people with dementia, and compare outcomes of such treatment to no treatment, standard care or any … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity in Care Homes / Nursing Homes (JBI Database)

Summary An Australian systematic review has attempted to determine the relative effectiveness of various meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The authors outline conclusions are as follows [quote]: “Providing meaningful or individualized … Continue reading

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Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent Cochrane review assessed the evidence concerning the effect of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. As usually happens in rigorous studies of this nature, the authors of this review could find few high quality trials exploring palliative … Continue reading

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Cognitive Health In Older Adults: Changing Unhealthy Lifestyles and Reducing Risk Factors (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and the Cambridge Institute of Public Health have produced a summary of reviews which offer evidence to support the commissioning of interventions concerning a range of modifiable lifestyle risk factors / unhealthy behaviours in older … Continue reading

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Independence in Older Adults: on the Role of Time-Limited Home-Care Reablement Services (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review investigated the outcomes reported for reablement (restorative care) services delivered as home-care services for older adults at risk of functional decline. Reablement services of this type are often time-limited (between six to twelve weeks duration) … Continue reading

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