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Pain and distress in advanced dementia: choosing the right tools for the job
Objective: There is a concern that pain is under-recognized in dementia. However, there may be other causes of distress. We wished to evaluate the utility of a distress tool and a pain tool.; Methods: Nursing home residents with advanced dementia were observed using pain (Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia scale (PAINAD)) and distress (Disability Distress […]
Transcultural influences in dementia care: observations from a psychosocial intervention study
Background: Various models of intervention for caregivers of patients with dementia have been described. There has been little direct comparison of cultural differences between countries and the effect any differences may exert on the outcome of caregiver interventions.; Aims: The aims of the three-country study (USA, Australia and the UK) were to assess whether caregiver […]
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 […]
Non-pharmacological management of behavioural symptoms of dementia
This article describes a 6-month pilot project in which a community mental health team provided a dementia inreach service into 4 care homes in Birmingham, UK. The project included analysis of the impact of the service at the end of the project as well as a literature review of dementia care in care homes, and […]
Reframing risk management in dementia care through collaborative learning
Risk management is a complex aspect of practice which can lead to an emphasis on maintaining physical safety, which impacts on the well-being of people with dementia. Education for practitioners in risk management is particularly challenging because of its conceptual nature and diverse perceptions of risk between and within professional groups. The practice development research […]