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Principles and features to define and describe arts interventions for people with dementia: A qualitative realist study
Background: There is currently no consensus regarding the definition and description of arts interventions for people with dementia. Developing a common language of classification will encourage reflection on artistic ...
The Positive Psychology Outcome Measure (PPOM) for people with dementia: Psychometric properties and factor structure
OBJECTIVESTo conduct an in-depth psychometric assessment of the PPOM; a measure of hope and resilience.METHODAn observational study at five NHS trusts across England. Participants either completed the study using self-complete ...
Transforming dementia care through theatre
Justine Schneider and Tanya Myers report on a bold creative effort to share findings from a landmark study with the very people who were the subjects of the study – health care assistants supporting people living with dementia.
Research: support workers play vital role in dementia care
An in-depth observational study of healthcare assistants (HCAs) in dementia wards set out to identify the workforce issues. The study found that healthcare assistants generally worked with compassion and found the caring ...
Psychometric properties and factor analysis of the Engagement and Independence in Dementia Questionnaire (EID-Q)
BACKGROUND/AIMSIndependence and social engagement are important outcomes for people with dementia. The aim of this study was to conduct an in-depth psychometric assessment of the Engagement and Independence in Dementia ...
Community occupational therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual (Valuing Active Life in Dementia [VALID] programme): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND: A community-based occupational therapy intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers (Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD)) was found clinically and cost effective ...
The cost of care homes for people with dementia in England: A modelling approach
To examine the cost of care for people with dementia in institutional care settings, to understand the major cost drivers and to highlight opportunities for service development. Data on 277 residents with dementia in 16 ...
REMCARE: Pragmatic multi-centre randomised trial of reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers: Effectiveness and economic analysis
Background: Joint reminiscence groups, involving people with dementia and family carers together, are popular, but the evidence-base is limited. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of joint ...
Vision impairment and risk of dementia: Findings from the English longitudinal study of ageing
Objectives: To determine whether vision impairment is independently associated cross‐sectionally and longitudinally with dementia. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: English Longitudinal Study of ...
Development of the promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment (PrAISED) intervention
Introduction: Older adults with dementia are at a high risk of falls . Standard interventions have not been shown to be effective in this patient population potentially due to poor consideration of dementia specific ...