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Pilot study of a nonpharmacological intervention for delirium superimposed on dementia
Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome that occurs most frequently in older adults with dementia and is referred to as delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD). Our aim in this pilot project was to demonstrate that implementation of cognitively stimulating activities is clinically feasible and has potential to reduce delirium severity and duration and functional loss […]
Agitation in nursing home residents with dementia (VIDEANT trial): effects of a cluster-randomized, controlled, guideline implementation trial
Objective: To test the effect of a complex guideline-based intervention on agitation and psychotropic prescriptions.; Design, Setting, Participants: Cluster randomized controlled trial (VIDEANT) with blinded assessment of outcome in 18 nursing homes in Berlin, Germany, comprising 304 dementia patients.; Intervention: Training, support, and activity therapy intervention, delivered at the level of each nursing home, focusing […]