Effectiveness of community-based nonpharmacological interventions for early-stage dementia : conclusions and recommendations
Burgener, Sandra, Buettner, Linda, Beattie, Elizabeth, & Rose, Karen (2009) Effectiveness of community-based nonpharmacological interventions for early-stage dementia : conclusions and recommendations. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(3), pp. 50-57.
In 2007, a comprehensive review of the extant research on nonpharmacological interventions for persons with early-stage dementia was conducted. More than 150 research reports, centered on six major domains, were included: early-stage support groups, cognitive training and enhancement programs, exercise programs, exemplar programs, health promotion programs, and “other” programs not fitting into previous categories. Theories of neural regeneration and plasticity were most often used to support the tested interventions. Recommendations for practice, research, and health policy are outlined, including evidence-based, nonpharmacological treatment protocols for persons with mild cognitive impairment and early-stage dementia. A tested, community-based, multimodal treatment program is also described. Overall, findings identify well-supported nonpharmacological treatments for persons with early-stage dementia and implications for a national health care agenda to optimize outcomes for this growing population of older adults.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Community-Based, Intervention, Early Stage, Dementia, Non-Pharmacological|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aged Health Care (111702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Deposited On:||06 May 2010 02:02|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:08|
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