Tag Archives: Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Nursing Home version (NPI-NH)

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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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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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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Serial Trial Intervention for Pain and Challenging Behaviour in Advanced Dementia Patients (STA OP!)

Abstract An estimated 45-80% of nursing home residents are in pain (physical discomfort) and up to 80% display challenging behaviour. Christine Kovach developed the serial trial intervention (STI) in the USA, and has shown how this protocol leads to lower … Continue reading

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