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This database contains 8 studies, archived under the term: "balance"

Potential of Snoezelen room multisensory stimulation to improve balance in individuals with dementia: a feasibility randomized controlled trial

Objective: To investigate the influence of multisensory stimulations in a Snoezelen room on the balance of individuals with dementia.; Design: Randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Canadian long-term care home.; Participants: Twenty-four residents (average age 86 years), in a long-term care home diagnosed with dementia, were assigned randomly to intervention and control groups. Nineteen participants completed the […]

Effectiveness of balance training exercise in people with mild to moderate severity Alzheimer’s disease: protocol for a randomised trial

Background: Balance dysfunction and falls are common problems in later stages of dementia. Exercise is a well-established intervention to reduce falls in cognitively intact older people, although there is limited randomised trial evidence of outcomes in people with dementia. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether a home-based balance exercise programme improves […]

Effects of a training of power and balance on the use of mechanical restraint among in-patients with dementia

Background: Patients with dementia are most frequently affected by mechanical restraint in psychiatric hospitals, most frequently due to falls. There is evidence for beneficial effects of a training of power and balance on the frequency of falls in residential homes.; Methods: An adapted training of power and balance was developed by specialists of training in […]

Does auditory rhythmical cueing improve gait in people with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive impairment? A feasibility study

Gait and balance problems resulting from Parkinson’s disease (PD) are more common in people with PD and dementia (PDD), yet, it is unknown whether the benefits of cueing therapy for mobility generalize to them. We aimed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of auditory cues to improve gait in PD and cognitive impairment (PD-CI). Nine […]

Feasibility, safety and preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of a home-based exercise programme for older people with Alzheimer’s disease: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a home-based exercise programme for people with Alzheimer’s disease, and to provide preliminary evidence of programme effectiveness in improving balance and mobility and reducing falls risk.; Design: A randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Community.; Participants: Forty people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (mean age 81.9, SD 5.72; […]

Effect of a high-intensity functional exercise program on functional balance: preplanned subgroup analyses of a randomized controlled trial in residential care facilities

Objectives: To evaluate whether age, sex, depression, dementia disorder, nutritional status, or level of functional balance capacity influences the effect of a high-intensity functional weight-bearing exercise program on functional balance.; Design: Preplanned subgroup analyses of a randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Nine residential care facilities.; Participants: One hundred ninety-one people aged 65 to 100 dependent in […]

Video game play (Dance Dance Revolution) as a potential exercise therapy in Huntington’s disease: a controlled clinical trial

Objective: To investigate the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of a supervised video game exercise program administered via Dance Dance Revolution in individuals with Huntington’s disease.; Design: A cross-over, controlled, single-blinded, six-week trial.; Setting: Home-based.; Participants: Eighteen ambulatory individuals with Huntington’s disease (seven male, mean age 50.7 SD 14.7).; Interventions: Participants played the Dance Dance Revolution […]

What effect does a structured home-based exercise programme have on people with Huntington’s disease? A randomized, controlled pilot study

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore feasibility, safety and outcome of an exercise intervention in people with Huntington’s disease.; Design: A randomized controlled pilot trial.; Setting: A home-based exercise programme.; Subjects: A total of 25 subjects with early to mid-stage Huntington’s disease.; Intervention: Subjects were randomly allocated to either an exercise intervention […]

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