This database contains 291 abstracts archived under the term: "Behaviour"
Objective: The role of cognition-focused interventions in reducing cognitive decline in older people remains uncertain. This study aimed to clarify whether a group cognitive activity (CA) strategy-training program would decrease the 2-year rate of cognitive decline of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).; Design: Randomized controlled trial.; Setting: One study site.; Participants: 160 older adults […]
Findings from epidemiological and observational studies have indicated that diets high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). To determine if increasing intake of DHA and EPA through supplementation is beneficial to cognition and mood in […]
Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess the effects of musical therapy, painting inanimate–animate object pictures, and orientation to time–place–person interventions on the cognitive state, depression, and anxiety levels of mildly-affected Alzheimer’s patients. Methods: The study using a quasi-experimental design was conducted with 27 mildly-affected Alzheimer’s patients. The effects of the […]
Objective: One of the most important challenges in present-day societies is the growing number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and the related problems afflicted upon the patients, their families, and organizations providing health services. Agitation is one of the behavioral problems present in Alzheimer’s. To overcome these behavioral problems, many pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical remedies have […]
A growth model within the framework of hierarchical linear modeling was used to assess the impact of visiting a wander garden on monthly agitation levels of a group of elderly veterans diagnosed with dementia, with attention to their ambulatory ability. A sample of 34 veterans residing in a locked ward in a dementia unit was […]
Objectives: We reported the findings of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to examine the effects of an individualized functional enhancement program (FEP) on functional skills and mood symptoms in mild and moderate dementia. Subjects & Methods: 74 Chinese older persons with dementia were recruited into a skills training program by occupational therapists (OT). Thirty seven […]
A qualitative thematic approach was used to explore musicians’ views and experiences of delivering a music intervention and its efficacy for people with dementia in long-term care. Two musicians who delivered the intervention in a randomized controlled trial were interviewed using a semistructured schedule. The data were sorted, categorized, and thematically analyzed. Two themes emerged: […]
Older adults with a cognitive impairment in residential care settings are often found to be inactive throughout the day. Participation in video games holds promise for these individuals; however, effects of video games played by older adults have not been studied consistently and the few studies conducted have yielded mixed results. The purpose of this […]
Background: A multicomponent psychological intervention designed to alleviate neuropsychiatric symptoms and to improve communication in mild to moderate dementia was evaluated in a controlled trial. Components were (1) TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children)-based cognitive-behavioral and environmental interventions adapted for dementia and (2) music therapy. Methods: In a Pre-post design, […]
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) consists of three main clinical syndromes: (1) frontal variant FTD presenting predominantly with behavioral abnormalities, (2) semantic dementia presenting with fluent aphasic deficits and (3) primary progressive aphasia presenting with non-fluent aphasic deficits. We have observed that significant behavioral problems may occur in some patients with semantic dementia when both comprehension and […]
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