Tag Archives: Activities of Daily Living

Modification of the Physical Environment to Support People With Dementia (Dementia)

Summary A systematic review investigates the efficacy of physical environment-related strategies for supporting everyday activities in people living with dementia: Full Text Link Reference Woodbridge, R. Sullivan, MP. [and] Harding, E. [et al] (2018). Use of the physical environment to … Continue reading

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Physical Activity for People With Dementia Fails to Slow Rate of Cognitive Impairment (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Choices)

Summary It has long been widely believed that physical activity would have beneficial effects in the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. Counter-intuitive results from the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial suggest that moderate to high intensity exercise training for … Continue reading

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Observations on Approaches to the Care of Persons With Dementia Who Have Had a Fall (Systematic Reviews)

Summary Falls are believed to occur for between 47% – 90% of people with dementia, and such falls are a common cause of hospital admissions / re- admissions. A recent narrative review examines the effectiveness of interventions intended to improve … Continue reading

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Re-Evaluating the Effectiveness of Joint Reminiscence Groups: the REMCARE Trial (PLoS One)

Summary The REMCARE Trial investigated the relative benefits and effectiveness of joint reminiscence groups, i.e. reminiscence therapy interventions involving people with dementia and their family carers together. The researchers did not find evidence supporting the clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of … Continue reading

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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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Aromatherapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review assesses the efficacy of aromatherapy for reducing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The authors looked originally at all trials using fragrance from plants defined as aromatherapy as an intervention with people with dementia, and … Continue reading

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Light Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review examines the effectiveness of light therapy in improving cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. The authors could find no evidence of any effect of light therapy … 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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Clinical Prediction Rule for Delirium in Patients Admitted to Medical Wards (BMJ Open)

Summary This article addresses the development and validation of a clinical prediction rule, using variables measurable upon hospital admission, to identify patients likely to develop delirium in hospital. The main variables analysed and included in the prediction rule are (1) … Continue reading

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Cognitive Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients with a Diagnosis of Dementia (BestBets / Cochrane / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This mini-systematic review from BestBets addresses a three-part question: does a cognitive rehabilitation programme for a population of elderly adults with a diagnosis of dementia actually improve their ability with activities of daily living? This review concludes that there are no significant … Continue reading

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