Tag Archives: Sleep

Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity in Care Homes / Nursing Homes (JBI Database)

Summary An Australian systematic review has attempted to determine the relative effectiveness of various meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The authors outline conclusions are as follows [quote]: “Providing meaningful or individualized … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Dementia and Poor Sleep Quality (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Recent US research found an apparent link between poor sleep quality and higher levels abnormal protein (beta-amyloid plaques) in the brain. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal puts the limitations of this interesting research into perspective. … Continue reading

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Effects of Shift Work on Cognitive Impairment: Some Reversibility Possible (BBC News / Occupational and Environmental Medicine)

Summary A number of health problems have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Working antisocial hours can age the brain prematurely and reduce intellectual ability, French researchers have now shown. It has been found that a decade … Continue reading

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BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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Pharmacotherapies for Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and adverse effects of drug treatments for sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors comment on the lack of evidence to guide drug treatment of sleep problems in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Light Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review examines the effectiveness of light therapy in improving cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. The authors could find no evidence of any effect of light therapy … 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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