Nurses’ perceptions of preventing falls for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting

18/01/2018

Source: Australaisn Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication: December 2017 Vol. 36(4) pps. e70-e74

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this analysis was to explore nurses’ perspectives regarding fall prevention for patients with dementia in an acute care setting.

 Length of publication: 4 pages

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

18/01/2018

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Date of publication: 11 December 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review looks at the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia.

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Nurses’ perceptions of preventing falls for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting

19/12/2017

Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing

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Date of publication: 24 November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this analysis was to explore nurses’ perspectives regarding fall prevention for patients with dementia in an acute care setting.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

19/12/2017

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2017, online

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a preventable cause of injury and death in older adults with dementia, and can be a marker of quality of care in long-term care facilities. This clinical review considers the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia. It concludes that falls in the advanced stage of dementia can be sentinel events indicating the need for a palliative approach to care. Rather than replace falls prevention activities, a palliative approach to falls prompts the selection of dementia stage-appropriate interventions with a focus on symptom management, comfort, and dignity.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Sharing knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia: insights for community care practice

17/08/2017

Source: Australian Journal of Primary Health

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Date of publication: 21 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to examine knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia (PLWD) among community care health professionals (CCHPs) and explore effectiveness of an action–research approach to enhance falls prevention practice.

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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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