Dementia and Older Adults

‘The guy might not even be able to remember why he’s here and what he’s in here for and why he’s locked in’: residents and prison staff experiences of living and working alongside people with dementia who are serving prison sentences for a sexual offence [2018]

Prison staff and residents with sexual convictions, from two UK prisons, were interviewed to explore their understanding and experiences of dementia. The aim was to explore understanding and experiences of dementia in response to Governor-identified needs in the prisons. Semi-structured

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A systematic evaluation of impulsive–aggressive behavior in psychogeriatric inpatients using the staff observation aggression scale-revision (SOAS-R) – 2018

Impulsive–aggressive behavior is a significant challenge in geriatric psychiatry and requires professional evaluation and management. SOAS-R scales (Staff Observation Aggression Scale-Revision) completed by medical staff on three secure psychiatric wards were analyzed during a period of 12 months. Patients were

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Aggression, Older People and Care Workers [2017]

Background Older people are significantly over-represented in incident data relating to violence and aggression in acute care. Such behaviour that is sometimes labelled as ‘challenging’ can result in poor outcomes for patients, and significant physical harm to patients and staff

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Alcohol Use Disorder Among Older Adults [2020]

Alcohol is the most commonly used and misused substance among older adults (Kuerbis et al., 2014). Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and risky alcohol consumption is common among older adults, with reported problem drinking rates ranging from 1–22% (Woodruff et al.,

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Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Among Older Adults [2020]

Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs) are sedative-hypnotic drugs that are often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, sleeping problems (insomnia), seizures and alcohol withdrawal. These medications can lead to dependency and cause side effects including fatigue, impaired balance and falls,

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Cannabis Use Disorder Among Older Adults [2020]

Evidence is limited with regard to the potential benefits and harms of cannabis use, especially among older adults who often face unique physical and socioeconomic circumstances that may influence their response to cannabis. Physiological changes that impact sleep, mobility, diet,

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Communication training interventions for family and professional carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review of effectiveness, acceptability and conceptual basis [2018]

Objectives: To update previous reviews and provide a more detailed overview of the effectiveness, acceptability and conceptual basis of communication training-interventions for carers of people living with dementia. Method: We searched CINAHL Plus, MEDLINE and PsycINFO using a specific search

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Effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping™ to reduce agitation in care home residents with dementia: an open-cohort cluster randomised controlled trial [2020]

AbstractObjectives: Agitation is common and problematic in care home residents with dementia. This study investigated the (cost)effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping™ (DCM) for reducing agitation in this population. Method: Pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial with cost-effectiveness analysis in 50 care

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