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This is an update of our previous 2008 review. Several recent trials and systematic reviews of the impact of exercise on people with dementia are reporting promising findings. Objectives Primary: Do exercise programs for older people with dementia improve cognition, activities of daily living...
Social engagement has been established as an important indicator of quality of life. For individuals with dementia, entering an institution can accelerate their exclusion from the social world of their healthy peers (Kitwood, 1997). This study examined social engagement and physical restraint use...
Exploring Oral Self-Care Practices and Concerns of Community-Dwelling Individuals Living with Dementia and Their Care PartnersDownload
Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects thinking and memory. One of the most significant day-to-day impacts of dementia is the loss in ability to complete basic activities of daily living (ADLs), such as oral care. Toothbrushing is a multi-step task that individuals living with dementia...
Background: The prevalence of dementia, a progressive and incurable condition that affects memory and daily function, is increasing worldwide. The perspective of people with dementia can be captured to better understand which factors impact quality of life for this particular population. Such...
This article explores how dementia care is provided to First Nations communities in southwestern Ontario. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with health care providers and analysed using a constructivist grounded-theory methodology. Two interrelated frameworks for understanding...
Gender differences in use and availability of home and community-based services for people with dementia.Download
The purpose was to examine the use and availability of home and community-based services by men and women with dementia using data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey. Variables of interest were based on the Andersen and Newman model and included predisposing, enabling, need, and use...
Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge of Disordered Sleep, Sleep Assessment Tools, and Nonpharmacological Sleep Interventions for Persons Living with Dementia: A National Survey.Download
Alarge proportion of personswith dementiawill also experience disordered sleep. Disordered sleep in dementia is a common reason for institutionalization and affects cognition, fall risk, agitation, self-care ability, and overall health and quality of life.This report presents findings of a survey...
Hearing loss and cognitive-communication test performance of long-term care residents with dementia: Effects of amplificationDownload
Purpose: The study aims were: 1) to explore the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive-communication performance of individuals with dementia, and 2) to determine if hearing loss is accurately identified by long-term care (LTC) staff. The research questions were: 1) What is the effect...
Incidence and prevalence of dementia in linked administrative health data in Saskatchewan, Canada: A retrospective cohort studyDownload
Kosteniuk, Julie G., Crossley, Margaret, Teare, Gary F., Stewart, Norma J., Quail, Jacqueline M., Kirk, Andrew, Bello-Haas, Vanina Dal, O’Connell, Megan E., Forbes, Dorothy A., Morgan, Debra G., Innes, Anthea
Background Determining the epidemiology of dementia among the population as a whole in specific jurisdictions – including the long-term care population–is essential to providing appropriate care. The objectives of this study were to use linked administrative databases in the province of...
Abstract Although only 20-50% of individuals with dementia are diagnosed, early diagnosis enables patients and families to access interventions and services, and plan for the future. The current study explored the experiences of rural family caregivers in the period leading up to a diagnostic...