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Jun
2009

To explore the effectiveness of acupressure and Montessori-based activities in decreasing the agitated behaviors of residents with dementia.
A double-blinded, randomized (two treatments and one control; three time periods) cross-over design was used.
Six special care units for residents with dementia in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were the sites for the study.
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Nov
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To investigate the efficacy of applying a Montessori intervention to improve the eating ability and nutritional status of residents with dementia in long-term care facilities.
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Apr
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Increasingly more attention has been paid to non-pharmacological interventions as treatment of agitated behaviors that accompany dementia. The aim of the current study is to test if personalized one-to-one interaction activities based on Montessori principles will improve agitation, affect, and engagement more than a relevant control condition.
We conducted a randomized crossover trial in nine residential facilities in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia (n = 44).

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Jun
2006

Agitated behaviours are identified by caregivers as the most challenging in dementia care. Alternative approaches reducing occurrence of agitated behaviours and the need for chemical or physical restraints become valuable for institutionalized elders with dementia.
This study was to evaluate the effects of group music with movement intervention on occurrence of agitated behaviours of institutionalized elders with dementia in Taiwan.

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