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dc.contributor.authorVernooij-Dassen, Myrraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVasse, Emmelyneen_US
dc.contributor.authorZuidema, Sytseen_US
dc.contributor.authorCohen-Mansfield, Jiskaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavid Aimesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:41:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:41:43Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-14T09:13:16Z
dc.identifier.issn1741-203Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1041610210001365en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35366
dc.description.abstractBackground: Psychosocial interventions in long-term care have the potential to improve the quality of care and quality of life of persons with dementia. Our aim is to explore the evidence and consensus on psychosocial interventions for persons with dementia in long-term care. Methods: This study comprises an appraisal of research reviews and of European, U.S. and Canadian dementia guidelines. Results: Twenty-eight reviews related to long-term care psychosocial interventions were selected. Behavioral management techniques (such as behavior therapy), cognitive stimulation, and physical activities (such as walking) were shown positively to affect behavior or physical condition, or to reduce depression. There are many other promising interventions, but methodological weaknesses did not allow conclusions to be drawn. The consensus presented in the guidelines emphasized the importance of care tailored to the needs and capabilities of persons with dementia and consideration of the individual's life context. Conclusions: Long-term care offers the possibility for planned care through individualized care plans, and consideration of the needs of persons with dementia and the individual life context. While using recommendations based on evidence and consensus is important to shape future long-term care, further well-designed research is needed on psychosocial interventions in long-term care to strengthen the evidence base for such care.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1121en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1128en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Psychogeriatricsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAged Care Nursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111001en_US
dc.titlePsychosocial interventions for dementia patients in long-term careen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 International Psychogeriatric Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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