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This database contains 5 studies, archived under the term: "Authors Journal compilation"

Effects of multimodal nondrug therapy on dementia symptoms and need for care in nursing home residents with degenerative dementia: a randomized-controlled study with 6-month follow-up

Objectives: To determine the efficacy of multimodal, nondrug therapy on symptoms of dementia and need for care in institutionalized individuals with degenerative dementia.; Design: Randomized, controlled, longitudinal trial. Data were analyzed using multiple linear regression.; Setting: Five German nursing homes.; Participants: One hundred thirty-nine nursing home residents with primary degenerative dementia (Mini-Mental State Examination score […]

Physical training improves motor performance in people with dementia: a randomized controlled trial

Objectives: To determine whether a specific, standardized training regimen can improve muscle strength and physical functioning in people with dementia.; Design: Double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial with 3-month intervention and 3-month follow-up period in 2006 to 2009.; Setting: Outpatient geriatric rehabilitation.; Participants: Individuals with confirmed mild to moderate dementia, no severe somatic or psychological disease, and […]

Cued recall and other cognitive tasks to facilitate dementia recognition in primary care

Objectives: To compare the accuracy of commonly used tasks with that of the Visual Association Test (VAT), a conceptually different test involving cued recall of pictorial stimuli, in the recognition of dementia within primary care.; Design: A cross-sectional diagnostic study of concurrent validity.; Setting: Twenty-nine German primary care practices.; Participants: Four hundred twenty-three individuals in […]

Predicting road test performance in drivers with dementia

Objectives: To develop a cognitive and functional screening battery for the on-road performance of older drivers with dementia.; Design: Prospective observational study.; Setting: On-road driving evaluation clinic at an academic rehabilitation center.; Participants: Ninety-nine older people with dementia (63% male, mean age 74.2 ± 9), referred by community physicians to an occupational therapy driving clinic.; […]

Collaborative care management reduces disparities in dementia care quality for caregivers with less education

Objectives: To examine educational gradients in dementia care and whether the effect of a dementia collaborative care management intervention varied according to the educational attainment of the informal caregiver.; Design: Analysis of data from a cluster-randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Eighteen clinics in three healthcare organizations in southern California.; Participants: Dyads of Medicare recipients aged 65 […]

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