This database contains 7 abstracts archived under the term: "montessori"
Background: Following admission to a nursing home, the feelings of depression and burden that family carers may experience do not necessarily diminish. Additionally, they may experience feelings of guilt and grief for the loss of a previously close relationship. At the same time, individuals with dementia may develop symptoms of depression and agitation (BPSD) that […]
Aims: To investigate the efficacy of applying a Montessori intervention to improve the eating ability and nutritional status of residents with dementia in long-term care facilities.; Background: An early intervention for eating difficulties in patients with dementia can give them a better chance of maintaining independence and reduce the risk of malnutrition.; Methods: An experimental […]
Background: The agitated behaviours that accompany dementia (e.g. pacing, aggression, calling out) are stressful to both nursing home residents and their carers and are difficult to treat. Behaviours stemming from pain, major depression or psychosis benefit from treatment with analgesics, antidepressants or antipsychotics. In other cases, psychotropic medications have limited efficacy but are used very […]
Objectives: To construct a training protocol for spaced retrieval (SR) and to investigate the effectiveness of SR and Montessori-based activities in decreasing eating difficulty in older residents with dementia.; Methods: A single evaluator, blind, and randomized control trial was used. Eighty-five residents with dementia were chosen from three special care units for residents with dementia […]
Objectives: To explore the effectiveness of acupressure and Montessori-based activities in decreasing the agitated behaviors of residents with dementia.; Design: A double-blinded, randomized (two treatments and one control; three time periods) cross-over design was used.; Setting: Six special care units for residents with dementia in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were the sites for the […]
Aim: To examine the long-term effects of fixed/individualized spaced retrieval combined with Montessori-based activities on nutritional status and body mass index and nutritional improvement’s moderating effect on depressive symptoms for people with dementia during a specific follow-up period. Background: The decrease in food intake, often combined with poor nutrition, may induce depressive symptoms in people […]
Background: The choice of activities responding to the needs of people with moderate to severe dementia is a growing concern for care providers trying to target the need for a feeling of self-accomplishment by adapting activities to the abilities of elderly patients. The activities created by Maria Montessori seem to be adaptable to this clientele. […]
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