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2015

The aim of the current study was to explore why some individuals with dementia and agitated behavior showed limited response to a personalized intervention. Ten consistently agitated individuals (i.e.
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Apr
2013

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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Jul
2011

This study explored the effectiveness of group music intervention against agitated behavior in elderly persons with dementia.
This was an experimental study using repeated measurements. Subjects were elderly persons who suffered from dementia and resided in nursing facilities.

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May
2005

More than a decade ago, different syndromes of agitation were identified in elderly nursing home residents, and it was found that these syndromes correlate with medical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning. The present study was conducted to examine the robustness of two major syndromes, verbal agitation and physical non-aggressive agitation, as assessed via direct observations.
Study participants were 175 elderly persons with dementia recruited from 11 nursing home facilities in Maryland.

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Dec
1969

Haloperidol for agitation in dementia.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2001 (4):CD002852
E Lonergan, J Luxenberg, J Colford
Agitation includes wandering, crying out, abusive vocalization, and assaultive behavior and occurs in up to 70% of patients with dementia. Although the neuroleptic haloperidol has been used for decades to control disruptive behavior in psychotic and demented patients, the effectiveness of this drug for agitated dementia remains in question. The first meta-analysis on the effectiveness of haloperidol for agitated dementia, published in 1990, was limited in scope and was unable to provide clear guidelines for the use of haloperidol for demented patients who are agitated.

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