Tag Archives: Dementia Care Mapping

Dementia Care Mapping: Not Necessarily a Magic Bullet (Clinical Interventions in Aging)

Summary A systematic review looking at the effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) as a tool for use in dementia care settings discovered mixed results. Barriers and facilitators in the implementation of DCM in practice are discussed. DCM is appears … Continue reading

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Dementia Care Mapping in Nursing Homes: Economic Analysis (PloS One)

Summary Dementia-care mapping (DCM) is an intervention for reducing neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia in nursing homes. This article discusses a randomised controlled trial into the effectiveness of DCM and an investigation of the costs of DCM. DCM appears … Continue reading

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Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services (Dementia Advocacy Network)

Summary This report, from the Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), presents findings from DAN’s mapping project of dementia advocacy services across 33 London boroughs. Of the 142 organisations contacted, 26 were identified as providing a level of advocacy for people with … Continue reading

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Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Community-Dwelling Older People (Systematic Reviews)

Summary This article covers the authors’ plans to review systematically the evidence about non-pharmacological treatments to minimise behavioural and psychological symptoms in community-dwelling older people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Trivedi, D. Goodman, C. Dickinson, A. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton Dementia Care Mapping Project (University of Bradford / Bradford Dementia Group)

Summary Bradford Dementia Group has been working with Wolverhampton City Council to conduct Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) evaluations across five care homes in the Wolverhampton region. Read more: Wolverhampton Dementia Care Mapping Project. University of Bradford. [A brief reference to this item … Continue reading

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PEARL Specialised Dementia Service Confirms Reduced Requirement for Antipsychotic Medication (Four Seasons Health Care)

Summary This report covers the progress of Four Seasons Health Care in halving use of antipsychotic medication for adults with dementia through their specialist PEARL (Positively Enriching And enhancing Residents’ Lives) care programme. Many positive outcomes are reported. Full Text … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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