This database contains 35 studies, archived under the term: "International Psychogeriatrics / IPA"
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Dementelcoach: effect of telephone coaching on carers of community-dwelling people with dementia
Background: Dementelcoach is a new telephone intervention to support informal caregivers of community dwelling people with dementia. The effectiveness of this intervention was evaluated on burden and mental health problems of informal caregivers.; Methods: A pre-test/post-test comparison group design was used with three groups of informal caregivers.Two of the groups were experimental and received either […]
Does theatre improve the quality of life of people with dementia?
Background: A new communication method, the “Veder method”, has recently been developed. Caregivers are trained to apply this method in a group activity (“living-room theatre activity”) for people with dementia in which theatrical stimuli are used in combination with proven emotion-oriented care methods. The aim of this exploratory study was to evaluate the added value […]
Passive movement therapy in severe paratonia: a multicenter randomized clinical trial
Background: Paratonia causes severe movement dysfunction in late stage dementia. Passive Movement Therapy (PMT) is often used to decrease high muscle tone, but the efficacy has never been shown. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of PMT on muscle tone after two and four weeks of treatment.; Methods: This study comprised […]