Saturday, April 25, 2015

A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of sensory, psychological and behavioural interventions for managing agitation in older adults with dementia.

Non-pharmacological therapies, including music therapy, are effective at helping reduce agitation in care-home dementia residents. Therapies that appear to be helpful include patient-centered care, dementia care mapping, sensory therapy activities, and structured music therapies.  (Health Technol Assess. 2014 Jun;18(39):1-226, v-vi.)
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