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Reducing dangerous nighttime events in persons with dementia by using a nighttime monitoring system

Background: Nighttime activity, a common occurrence in persons with dementia, increases the risk for injury and unattended home exits and impairs the sleep patterns of caregivers. Technology is needed that will alert caregivers of nighttime activity in persons with dementia to help prevent injuries and unattended exits. Methods: As part of a product development grant, […]

The effects of a support group on dementia caregivers’ burden and depression

Objective: The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of a support group on depression levels and burden among dementia caregivers in Taiwan. Method: An experimental, pre-intervention post-intervention control group design was used in this study. The experimental group received intervention consisting of a 12-week support group for dementia caregivers. A total of […]

Efficacy of psychosocial intervention in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease: the multicentre, rater blinded, randomised Danish Alzheimer Intervention Study (DAISY)

Objective: To assess the efficacy at 12 months of an early psychosocial counselling and support programme for outpatients with mild Alzheimer’s disease and their primary care givers.; Design: Multicentre, randomised, controlled, rater blinded trial.; Setting: Primary care and memory clinics in five Danish districts.; Participants: 330 outpatients with mild Alzheimer’s disease and their 330 primary […]

Effectiveness of a condensed protocol for disclosing APOE genotype and providing risk education for Alzheimer disease

Purpose: Brief, effective models of patient genetic education are needed for common, complex diseases. Using Alzheimer disease as a model, we compared participants’ risk knowledge and recall in extended versus condensed education protocols.; Methods: A four-site randomized clinical trial enrolled 280 first-degree relatives of individuals with Alzheimer disease (mean age = 58 years, 71% female); […]

Dementia care in the general practice setting: a cluster randomized trial on the effectiveness and cost impact of three management strategies

Objective: To compare a complex nondrug intervention including actively approaching counseling and caregiver support groups with differing intensity against usual care with respect to time to institutionalization in patients with dementia.; Methods: Within this three-armed cluster-randomized controlled trial, 390 community-dwelling patients aged 65 years or older with physician-diagnosed mild to moderate dementia and their caregivers […]

The use of Internet technology for psychoeducation and support with dementia caregivers

A large randomized trial evaluated the benefits of online education, support, and self-care promotion for caregivers of persons with dementia. Anecdotal reports from participants indicated enjoyment of the materials, convenient access from home, and support from professionals and other caregivers. A substantial number of screened caregivers experienced obstacles of access, cost, and time regarding use […]

A benefit-finding intervention for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer disease: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Background: Caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer’s disease are highly stressed and at risk for physical and psychiatric conditions. Interventions are usually focused on providing caregivers with knowledge of dementia, skills, and/or support, to help them cope with the stress. This model, though true to a certain extent, ignores how caregiver stress is construed in the […]

Effectiveness of family meetings for family caregivers on delaying time to nursing home placement of dementia patients: a randomized trial

Background: Interventions relieving the burden of caregiving may postpone or prevent patient institutionalization. The objective of this study was to determine whether a family meetings intervention was superior to usual care in postponing nursing home placement of patients with dementia.; Methods: A randomized multicenter trial was conducted among 192 patients with a clinical diagnosis of […]

REMCARE: reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family caregivers – effectiveness and cost-effectiveness pragmatic multicentre randomised trial

Objectives: The aim of the REMiniscence groups for people with dementia and their family CAREgivers (REMCARE) study was to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of joint reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family caregivers as compared with usual care.; Design: A multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trial with two parallel arms – an intervention […]

Mechanisms of action of a psychological intervention for dementia caregivers: effects of behavioral activation and modification of dysfunctional thoughts

Objective: Different studies show the negative effects on caregivers’ health of maladaptive thoughts and the positive effects of engaging in pleasurable activities on distress. The aim of this study is to (a) test the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at training caregivers to flexibilize maladaptive thoughts regarding caregiving and increasing their leisure activities and […]

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