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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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Prevention of Delirium in Older People in Institutional Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database)

Summary Older people in institutional long-term care (LTC) are at high risk of delirium, which is a risk factor for admission to hospital, and is associated with development of dementia, mortality and high healthcare costs. This systematic review the examines … Continue reading

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Critical Appraisal Skills Programme Website: Making Sense of Evidence (CASP UK)

Summary The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) website explains the CASP process and provides access to resources, including the following CASP critical appraisal checklists (which are downloadable freely): CASP Randomised Controlled Trial. CASP Systematic Review. CASP Cohort Study. CASP Case … Continue reading

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ALOIS: a Comprehensive Register of Dementia Studies

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract ALOIS has been created and is maintained by the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. ALOIS is study-based: which has the advantage that … Continue reading

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