Nadia E. Crellin

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OBJECTIVE Recent reviews on music therapy for people with dementia have been limited to attempting to evaluate whether it is effective, but there is a need for a critical assessment of the literature to provide insight into the possible mechanisms of actions of music therapy. This systematic review uses a narrative synthesis format to determine evidence for(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate peer support and reminiscence therapy, separately and together, in comparison with usual care for people with dementia and their family carers. DESIGN Factorial pragmatic randomised trial, analysed by treatment allocated, was used for this study. SETTING The trial ran in Community settings in(More)
OBJECTIVES This review aims to explore the role of self-efficacy (SE) in the health-related quality of life (QoL) of family carers of people with dementia. METHODS A systematic review of literature identified a range of qualitative and quantitative studies. Search terms related to caring, SE, and dementia. Narrative synthesis was adopted to synthesise the(More)
Reminiscence therapy has the potential to improve quality of life for people with dementia. In recent years reminiscence groups have extended to include family members, but carers' experience of attending joint sessions is undocumented. This qualitative study explored the experience of 18 family carers attending 'Remembering Yesterday Caring Today' groups.(More)
BACKGROUND Caregiver efficacy for managing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) is an important determinant of family caregiver stress and burden. This study aims to develop a measure of caregiver efficacy for responding to BPSD and to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS The Caregiver Efficacy Scale adds an item for(More)
BACKGROUND A community-based occupational therapy intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers (Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD)) was found clinically and cost effective in the Netherlands but not in Germany. This highlights the need to adapt and implement complex interventions to specific national(More)
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