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Dementia Care: Respite Care

Evidence from five systematic reviews showed that respite care reduced responsive behaviours and carer-related outcomes such as the impact of supporting someone living with dementia and well-being. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Resistance to Care

Evidence suggests that the most promising interventions to reduce resistance to care include environmental interventions such as playing music during care and care worker training to improve communication. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Reminiscence Therapy

Reminiscence therapy allows a person living with dementia to review past events in their history, which can be a positive and rewarding activity for the person. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Rapid Response Teams

Evidence suggests these rapid response teams may improve client outcomes by reducing behavioural severity, pain, and hospital referrals for people living with dementia. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Psychological Approaches

A range of psychological therapies attempt to reduce responsive behaviours in people with dementia and improve family carer wellbeing. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy uses a range of physical movement approaches to increase mobility, reduce pain and stiffness, and help people achieve their daily activities and have an improved quality of life. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Pet Therapy

Evidence from five systematic reviews found that pet therapy improved mood, response, engagement, and interaction, and reduced depression and the use of pain medication among people living with dementia. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Person-Centred Care

Evidence from systematic reviews suggests that the person-centred care approach may reduce the number of falls experienced by people with dementia. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Palliative Care

People living with advanced dementia are likely to experience pain and distressing symptoms as they near the end of life because are often unable to communicate their needs, they may not receive the pain or symptom relief they require. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023
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Dementia Care: Occupational Therapy

Evidence shows that occupational therapy interventions may reduce the responsive behaviours associated with dementia. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 03 Feb 2023