Tag Archives: Quality of Life (QoL)

Oral Health in Older Adults: a Review of the Literature (OBM Geriatrics / BBC News)

Summary A detailed literature review covers the relationship(s) between oral health, nutritional status and quality of life in older adults. Effective management of oral health problems helps to prevent or reduce malnutrition / undernutrition. It plays an important role in … Continue reading

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On the Possible Advantages of Spiritual Coping Models for Improving Patient Wellbeing (Health and Quality of Life Outcomes)

Summary An examination of evidence on the relationships between spirituality and improved personal resilience, the ability to overcome challenges and resulting quality of life outcomes. Full Text Link Reference Counted, V. Possamai, A. [and] Meade, T. (2018). Relational spirituality and … Continue reading

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Various Quality of Life Issues: Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Drageset, J. Corbett, … Continue reading

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Home-Based Care Coordination for Elders with Memory Disorders: the Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND) Trial (American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This article reports the results of a pilot trial in the United States to assess whether a dementia care coordination intervention for community-living elders with memory disorders had the potential to delay the transition from living at home into … 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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Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia (iCST): RCT Study Protocol (Trials)

Summary Although the Department of Health favours improving access to psychological therapies many people with dementia are unable to access psychological interventions which could improve their quality of life, and that of their carers. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups can improve … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss or Deafness and Long-Term Conditions: Integrated Care (Action on Hearing Loss / DCAL)

Summary “Joining up”, the Action on Hearing Loss and Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre report, examines issues relating to the provision of health and social care services to people with hearing loss or deafness and who have long-term conditions, … Continue reading

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Female Informal Caregivers’ Quality of Life: European Perspectives (University of York CHE)

Summary A significant body of previous research into informal caregiving has pointed to the intense emotional and physical burden for some caregivers. Research by the University of York Centre for Health Economics (CHE) investigated the subjective experience dementia care among female … Continue reading

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