Efficacy and generalizability of falls prevention interventions in nursing homes: a systematic review and Meta-analysis

19/02/2020

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

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Date of publication: 23 January 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of fall intervention programs in nursing homes (NHs) and the generalizability of these interventions to people living with cognitive impairment and dementia.

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Home-dwelling persons with dementia’s perception on care support: Qualitative study

19/02/2020

Source: Nursing Ethics

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Date of publication: 27 January 2020

 Publication type: Jurnal article

In a nutshell: Over the last years, there has been a growth in care solutions aiming to support home-dwelling persons with dementia. Assistive technology and voluntarism have emerged as supplements to traditional homecare and daycare centers. However, patient participation is often lacking in decision-making processes, undermining ethical principles and basic human rights.

This study explores the perceptions of persons with dementia toward assistive technology, volunteer support, homecare services, and daycare centers.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Perspectives of healthcare professionals in England on falls interventions for people with dementia: a qualitative interview study

08/04/2019

Source: BMJ Open

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Date of publication: March 2019, Vol. 9 iss. 2, pps. 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Objective To explore the experiences of healthcare professionals working in falls prevention and memory assessment services in providing assessments and interventions for falls risk reduction in people with dementia.Design This is a qualitative study using 19 semistructured interviews.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Reducing falls among people living with dementia: a systematic review

26/10/2018

Source: Dementia 

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Date of publication: September 30 2018 pps 1-20

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aims of this study were to describe the published literature related to describing, reducing or preventing fall incidences for people living with dementia including: (1) trends in the total number of intervention and non-intervention studies between 1997 and 2016; (2) the methodological quality of identified intervention studies; and (3) the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the incidence of falls among people living with dementia.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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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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