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The impact of stimuli on affect in persons with dementia
Objective: To examine how presentation of different stimuli impacts affect in nursing home residents with dementia.; Method: Participants were 193 residents aged 60 to 101 years from 7 Maryland nursing homes who had a diagnosis of dementia (derived from the medical chart or obtained from the attending physician). Cognitive functioning was assessed via the Mini-Mental […]
Comparing responses to horticultural-based and traditional activities in dementia care programs
Engaging persons with dementia in meaningful activities supports well-being; however, care staff are challenged to implement age- and ability-appropriate activities in a group setting. We compared a randomly assigned treatment group, who received horticultural therapy-based (HT-based) programming to a comparison group, who engaged in traditional activities (TA) programming, on engagement and affect. Horticultural therapy-based programming […]
Survival of community-dwelling older people: the effect of cognitive impairment and social engagement
Objectives: To examine the association and interaction between cognitive impairment and social support and mortality.; Design: Prospective cohort study.; Setting: Fifty-three family practices in the United Kingdom.; Participants: Community-dwelling people (aged > or =75) participating in the Medical Research Council Trial of the Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community (10,720 individual subjects […]
Video programming for individuals with dementia: assessing cognitive congruence
The effect of cognitively congruent video programming on attentional engagement, as measured by the average look duration and the proportion of the video viewed, was examined among long-term care facility residents with Alzheimer’s disease. Over a 2-week period, 24 residents viewed 4 cognitively congruent videos and 1 control video (ie, a recorded episode of a […]
Elder-Clowning in Long-Term Dementia Care: Results of a Pilot Study
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of elder-clowning on moderate to severe behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing home residents with dementia, primarily of the Alzheimer’s type. DESIGN: Before-and-after study. SETTING: Nursing home. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing home residents with moderate to severe BPSD, as defined according to a Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Nursing Home version (NPI-NH) score […]