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Management of BPSD in Alzheimer’s Disease (International Psychogeriatrics)

Summary A recent review examines current and emerging treatments for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Alzheimer’s Disease. This research was first aired at the 2015 International Psychogeriatric Association Meeting. The consensus view is that non-pharmacological approaches are … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Reminiscence Therapy for People With Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A Cochrane Review of reminiscence therapy for dementia has been updated to reflect the latest evidence on the efficacy of this diverse group of interventions for people living with dementia and their carers. This review attempts to accommodate differences … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity for People With Dementia in Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database / NIHR Signal / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Mainstream opinion is nowadays in favour of providing personally-tailored meaningful activity for people with dementia in long-term care, as a means of improving mental wellbeing and quality of life, and / or reducing challenging behaviour without resort to antipsychotics. … 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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Suppose I Lose It: An Update by Joan Bakewell (BBC Radio 4)

Summary Joan Bakewell, today on BBC Radio 4, explored the subject of dementia, how dementia affects people and their families, the importance of early diagnosis, various aspects of person-centered care, the services available post-diagnosis, and the importance of dementia-friendly communities. … Continue reading

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On the Identification of Sources of Discomfort For Persons With Dementia (Behavioural Neurology)

Summary The Sources of Discomfort Scale (SODS) may be used to assess discomfort based on the identifiable source(s) of discomfort. This scale is therefore distinct from, and complementary to, other pain assessment scales for persons with dementia. It promises to … Continue reading

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Barbican Consensus on Better Care and Support for People With Dementia in Care Homes (NHS England)

Summary It has been reported elsewhere that 80% of residents in care homes may have dementia, and that there may still be over-prescription of antipsychotics in these settings to control challenging behaviour. The Barbican Consensus presents a general agreement, arrived … Continue reading

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