This database contains 10 studies, archived under the term: "day care"
Multisensory stimulation to improve functional performance in moderate to severe dementia–interim results
Dementia is a growing problem worldwide and interventions to effectively manage and promote function are urgently required. Multisensory environments (MSEs) have been used extensively with people with dementia; however, no studies have been conducted to explore the efficacy of sensory stimulation on functional performance. This study explores to what extent multisensory stimulation influences functional performance […]
Animal-assisted activity and emotional status of patients with Alzheimer’s disease in day care
Background: Preliminary studies suggest beneficial effects of animal-assisted activities (AAA) on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), but data are inconsistent. This study aimed to assess the effect of AAA with dogs on cognition, BPSD, emotional status and motor activity in severe Alzheimer’s disease (AD).; Methods: Ten patients attending an Alzheimer Day Care Center […]
Keeping up health promotion practices in specialized day care units for people with dementia
Background: Health promotion practices hold promises for elderly individuals’ quality of life. This article shows that such practices can be promoted in specialized day care units for individuals with dementia.; Method: Group interviews with 8 groups of staff (comprising 24 staff members) in 3 day care units.; Results: Rather than referring directly to health promotion […]