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This database contains 4 studies, archived under the term: "attitudes"

Impact of TimeSlips, a creative expression intervention program, on nursing home residents with dementia and their caregivers

Purpose: Creative expression (CE) programs are emerging interventions to improve the quality of care and life of persons with dementia (PWDs) in long-term care settings. However, limited empirical evidence exists to support the effectiveness of these programs. Here, we report the findings from an assessment of the impact of TimeSlips (TS), a group storytelling program […]

Staff outcomes from the caring for aged dementia care resident study (CADRES): a cluster randomised trial

Background: Dementia care mapping and person centred care are well-accepted as processes for improving care and well-being for persons with dementia living in the residential setting. However, the impact of dementia care mapping and person centred care on staff has not been well researched.; Objectives: The impact of person centred care and dementia care mapping […]

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) in practice: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Background: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a psychosocial evidence-based group intervention for people with dementia recommended by the UK NICE guidelines. In clinical trials, CST has been shown to improve cognition and quality of life, but little is known about the best way of ensuring implementation of CST in practice settings. A recent pilot study […]

“Dementia-friendly hospitals: care not crisis”: an educational program designed to improve the care of the hospitalized patient with dementia

Background: Approximately 3.2 million hospital stays annually involve a person with dementia, leading to higher costs, longer lengths of stay, and poorer outcomes. Older adults with dementia are vulnerable when hospitals are unable to meet their special needs.; Methods: We developed, implemented, and evaluated a training program for 540 individuals at 4 community hospitals. Pretest, […]

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