Tag Archives: BMC Geriatrics

Expert Consensus Statements About Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This study delved into the underlying consensus among English-speaking dementia experts concerning contemporary knowledge about dementia. Delphi experts have identified 36 statements about dementia deemed to be “essential” to understanding the condition. These statements are primarily about care for … Continue reading

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Effects of Dementia Care Mapping on Nursing Home Residents’ Quality of Life and Staff Attitudes: the Leben-QD II Study (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article discusses the design of the Leben-QD II Study, which will be an early step in assessing the effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) and discovering challenges in the implementation of DCM, in German nursing homes. The intention … Continue reading

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Survey of the Queensland Healthcare Workers’ Attitudes Towards Dementia Care and Training (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article discusses a survey exploring the relationships between staff attitudes towards dementia, self-confidence in caring for people with dementia, and dementia education and training in Queensland during 2012. The results reflect the importance of self-confidence and dementia education … Continue reading

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Toolkit to Assist Retirement from Driving in Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article discusses a project which has developed a toolkit to assist persons with dementia and their caregivers when planning for retirement from driving. The toolkit addresses the concerns of people with dementia and their families / carers, and offers … Continue reading

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Barriers to the Recognition of Delirium (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article represents the collective opinion of clinical experts in delirium about why delirium continues to be under recognised. This consensus statement was derived from two conference workshops and an online survey of the European Delirium Association members. At an … Continue reading

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Review of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Care Homes (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This review attempts to map the literature generated from research in care homes. The authors performed a systematic mapping review, looking specifically into the evidence-base from randomised controlled trials conducted in care homes. Of the 291 articles reviewed in full, most … 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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