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Impact of TimeSlips, a creative expression intervention program, on nursing home residents with dementia and their caregivers

Purpose: Creative expression (CE) programs are emerging interventions to improve the quality of care and life of persons with dementia (PWDs) in long-term care settings. However, limited empirical evidence exists to support the effectiveness of these programs. Here, we report the findings from an assessment of the impact of TimeSlips (TS), a group storytelling program […]

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 […]

Randomized controlled trial of a Healthy Brain Ageing Cognitive Training program: Effects on memory, mood, and sleep

Background: With the rise in the ageing population and absence of a cure for dementia, cost-effective prevention strategies for those ‘at risk’ of dementia including those with depression and/or mild cognitive impairment are urgently required. Objective: This study evaluated the efficacy of a multifaceted Healthy Brain Ageing Cognitive Training (HBA-CT) program for older adults ‘at […]

Early-stage memory loss support groups: outcomes from a randomized controlled clinical trial

Objectives: This article describes results of a randomized controlled trial comparing a time-limited early-stage memory loss (ESML) support group program conducted by a local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to a wait-list (WL) control condition.; Methods: One hundred and forty-two dyads were randomized in blocks to ESML (n = 96) or WL (n = 46). Mean age […]

Self-management in early-stage dementia: a pilot randomised controlled trial of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a self-management group intervention (the SMART study)

Background: The possibility of living well with a long-term condition has been identified as centrally relevant to the needs of people living with dementia. Growing numbers of people with early-stage dementia are contributing accounts that emphasise the benefits of actively engaging in managing the condition. Self-management interventions share the common objectives of educating about the […]

Sustainability of motor training effects in older people with dementia

Evidence for sustainability of motor training effects in people with dementia is lacking. To examine whether the substantial improvements in motor performance achieved through a three-month specialized, standardized motor training were sustained, the participants of the randomized controlled trial were re-evaluated nine months after training had ceased. As part of a comprehensive study, participants with […]

The effects of group living homes on older people with dementia: a comparison with traditional nursing home care

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of group living homes on quality of life and functioning of people with dementia.; Methods: The study had a quasi-experimental design with a baseline measurement on admission and an effect measurement six months later. Participants were 67 residents in 19 group living homes and […]

Infection hospitalization increases risk of dementia in the elderly

Objectives: Severe infections, often requiring ICU admission, have been associated with persistent cognitive dysfunction. Less severe infections are more common and whether they are associated with an increased risk of dementia is unclear. We determined the association of pneumonia hospitalization with risk of dementia in well-functioning older adults.; Design: Secondary analysis of a randomized multicenter […]

The long-term effect of group living homes versus regular nursing homes for people with dementia on psychological distress of informal caregivers

Objective: In this follow-up study, the long-term influence of group living homes (GLHs) on informal caregiver distress was compared with modern yet regular nursing homes (NHs).; Method: Informal caregivers of GLH (N = 37) and NH residents (N = 49) were studied at the time of admission, 6 months thereafter, and approximately 24 months after […]

Cognitive rehabilitation multi-family group intervention for individuals with mild cognitive impairment and their care-partners

There is increasing need for early, pro-active programs that can delay dementia diagnosis and enhance well-being of individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their care-partners (i.e., care-dyads). This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of a combined cognitive rehabilitation and multi-family group treatment (CR-MFG) that was designed to facilitate adoption of newly learned cognitive […]

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