Attitudes of older people with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their relatives about falls risk and prevention: a qualitative study

16/06/2017

Source: PLOS ONE

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Date of publication: May 19, 2017 vol. 12 iss. 5

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explores the perceptions of older people with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and their family carers, about falling, falls risk and the acceptability of falls prevention interventions.

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Health services utilization in older adults with dementia receiving care coordination: the MIND at home trial

21/02/2017

Source: Health Services Review

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Date of publication: 12th January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates effects of a novel dementia care coordination program on health services utilization.

 Length of publication: 24 pages

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Integrating physical and mental health staff in a care home in reach team: evaluation of a redesigned service

27/01/2017

Source: International Journal of Integrated Care

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Date of publication: 16 December 2016

 Publication type: Conference abstract

In a nutshell: The aim of the redesigned care home in-reach service in Oxfordshire is to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for people with dementia and enable family and paid carers to feel better supported to deliver their caring role.

 Length of publication: 2 pages

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Risk factors associated with falls in older adults with dementia: a systematic review

17/11/2016

Source: Physiotherapy Canada

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Date of publication: October 2016

 Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: People with dementia fall more often than cognitively healthy older adults, but their risk factors are not well understood. A review is needed to determine a fall risk profile for this population. The objective was to critically evaluate the literature and identify the factors associated with fall risk in older adults with dementia.

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Preventing falls for a person with dementia

15/08/2016

Source: Crisis Prevention Institute

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Date of publication: July 2016

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Falls are a danger to a person with dementia, and a cause of alarm to family and professional caregivers. Wherever the person lives, and no matter what stage of dementia the person is living with, falls must—and can—be prevented due to their high-risk status and the difficulty associated with recovery. Evidence indicates that multifactorial approaches are beneficial. Collaborating with an occupational therapist (OT) trained in dementia care is essential, as they will discover the client’s cognitive level and focus on remaining abilities, as well as task modification, environmental adaptation and enhanced communication.

Length of publication: 1 page


Hospital sorry for man’s death after two falls

17/11/2015

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

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Date of publication: 4th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An Edinburgh hospital has been forced to apologise as well as review its falls risk assessment after an elderly patient dies after fall.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment

15/06/2015

Source: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: June 4th 2015 volume 22 issue 6 pps. 289-296

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A critical review which explores the review of material on falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment, such as dementia.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Translating falls prevention knowledge for community-dwelling

15/05/2015

Source: Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Parkinsonism

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Date of publication: March 2015 vol. 5 iss. 1

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A research article looking into preventing falls in older people with dementia.

Length of publication: 9 pages

 

 

 


A research on functional status, environmental conditions, and risk of falls in dementia

15/07/2014

Source: International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Date of publication: 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine the effects of disability, physical activity, and functional status as well as environmental conditions on the risk of falls among the elderly with dementia after adjusting for sociodemographic factors.

Length of publication: 6 pages

 


Translating Falls Prevention Knowledge to community-dwelling older people with dementia

13/12/2013

Source: The Gerontologist

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Date of publication: 11th November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A mixed-method systematic review aimed to integrate evidence of falls prevention efficacy with views/experiences of PLWD.

Length of publication: 17 pages

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Preventing falls among people living with dementia conference

06/12/2012

Source: Profane website

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Date of publication: October 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This event is part of the Age UK falls prevention webinar series, previously held as part of the falls prevention week. Professionals are given the chance to find out more about the latest research and good practice in falls prevention. It is aimed at anyone working with older people with dementia.

Length of publication: 1 page