Tag Archives: Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD)

One Hour of Social Interaction Per Week Improves Dementia Care (NIHR / NHS Choices / PLoS Medicine)

Summary NIHR-funded research indicates that a modest amount of social interaction improves quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. Agitation and aggression were reduced by these cost-effective means, and the quality of life in people with … 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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Depression Management in Nursing-Home Residents (Lancet)

Summary This study aimed to establish the effectiveness of a structural approach to depression management in nursing homes in the Netherlands. A multidisciplinary care programme, Act in Case of Depression (AiD), was found to reduce the prevalence of depression in … Continue reading

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Sertraline or Mirtazapine Versus a Placebo for Treatment of Depression in Dementia (HTA-SADD Trial)

Summary This randomised control trial took place across nine English old-age psychiatry units. It examined the clinical effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine in reducing depression compared with a placebo. 326 patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), depression and a Cornell Scale … Continue reading

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Discontinuation of Antidepressants in People with Dementia and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (DESEP Study) (BMJ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Roughly 80% of nursing home residents have dementia in Norway. 90% have neuropsychiatric symptoms. Roughly 40% of residents in Norwegian … Continue reading

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Interventions Using Functional Analysis for BPSD (Cochrane Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This systematic review examines Functional Analysis (FA) for the management of challenging behaviour in persons displaying behavioural and psychological symptoms … Continue reading

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Depression in Older Adults (BMJ Clinical Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This review article examines recent systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and randomised control trials (RCTs) to arrive at an overview of current … Continue reading

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