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This database contains 5 studies, archived under the term: "assessments"

Concord grape juice supplementation and neurocognitive function in human aging

Polyphenol compounds found in berry fruits, in particular flavonoids, have been associated with health benefits including improvement in cognition and neuronal function with aging. Concord grape juice contains polyphenols, including anthocyanins and flavanols, and previous research has shown improvement in a number of human health conditions with grape juice supplementation. In the current study, older […]

Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) for people with dementia–who benefits most?

Background: The efficacy of cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) has been demonstrated, but little is known about the characteristics of people with dementia, which may predict a more positive response to CST. This study sought to investigate which factors may predict response to CST.; Methods: Two hundred and seventy-two participants with dementia took part in a […]

The Tailored Activity Program to reduce behavioral symptoms in individuals with dementia: feasibility, acceptability, and replication potential

Purpose: The Tailored Activity Program (TAP) is a home-based occupational therapy intervention shown to reduce behavioral symptoms and caregiver burden in a randomized trial. This article describes TAP, its assessments, acceptability, and replication potential.; Design and Methods: TAP involves 8 sessions for a period of 4 months. Interventionists identify preserved capabilities, previous roles, habits, and […]

Non-pharmacological management of behavioural symptoms in nursing homes

Background: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are often reported in institutions for the elderly.; Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a staff education intervention to manage BPSD in older people with a diagnosis of dementia.; Methods: The trial was conducted in 16 nursing homes; 306 patients with a diagnosis of dementia and presenting […]

An exploratory cluster randomized controlled trial of group exercise on mobility and depression in care home residents

Objective: To investigate the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of group exercise for residents in care homes.; Design: Exploratory cluster randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Five randomly selected care homes in South Birmingham, UK.; Participants: Fifty-six care home residents (mean age 84.5, 71% female), 39 (70%) with cognitive impairments.; Intervention: Two homes (n = 28) were […]

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