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How Can we provide better services for demented nursing home residents suffering from apathy?


Treusch, Yvonne, Jerosch, Daniela, Majić, Tomislav, Heinz, Andreas, Gutzmann, Hans, Rapp, Michael


Psychiatrische Praxis, Volume: 37, No.: 2, Pages.: 84-88

Year of Publication



Behavioural and psychological symptoms of Dementia include agitation, depression and apathy. Apathy is a common condition and a major challenge especially in nursing home residents. The development of a brief intervention for nursing home residents combining physical activation and reminiscence therapy in order to reactivating apathic residents and increasing their quality of life will be described.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Treusch_2010, doi = {10.1055/s-0029-1223472}, url = {}, year = 2010, month = {feb}, publisher = {Thieme Publishing Group}, volume = {37}, number = {02}, pages = {84--88}, author = {Yvonne Treusch and Daniela Jerosch and Tomislav Majic and Andreas Heinz and Hans Gutzmann and Michael Rapp}, title = {Wie können demenzkranke Pflegeheimbewohner mit Apathie besser versorgt werden?}, journal = {Psychiatrische Praxis} }


adverse effects, aged, alzheimer disease, antipsychotic agents, epidemiology, exercise, frontotemporal dementia, health services needs and demand, homes for the aged, humans, life change events, methods, motivation, narration, nursing homes, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, quality of life, risk factors, social behavior, therapeutic use, therapy

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Type of Outcomes

Behaviour, Quality of Life of Person With Dementia


Nursing Homes

Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Exercise (inc. dancing), Reminiscence and Anxiety Therapies