Tag Archives: Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

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”) … Continue reading

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National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: Systematic Review (Biomed Research International)

Summary This systematic review examines the functional profile of patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). Full Text Link Reference Lima-Silva, TB. Bahia, VS. Nitrini, R. [et al]. (2013). Functional status in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: a systematic review. Biomed … Continue reading

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Pain and Disruptive Behaviour in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Nursing home residents with dementia sometimes express pain through disruptive behaviour when they are unable to communicate their pain appropriately. This study investigated the effect of pain on disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents with dementia, by means of … Continue reading

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Benefits of Physical Activity for Activities of Daily Living in Moderate to Severe Dementia

Summary This critical systematic review and meta-analysis examined the literature to assess the impact of different physical activity programmes recommended for people with moderate to severe dementia. The impact of these exercise regimes on functional independence in activities of daily … Continue reading

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Silver Book: Quality Care of Older People with Urgent and Emergency Care Needs (University of Leicester)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Older people seldom have one single condition; they frequently have multiple physical and mental health problems. This “Silver Book” is … Continue reading

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