Tag Archives: BMC Geriatrics

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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Aged Residential Care Health Utilisation Study (ARCHUS) (BMC Geriatrics)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Hospitalisation can cause distress, disruption and often other medical complications for residents of long-term care. It … 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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