Cognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia.

@article{Woods2012CognitiveST,
  title={Cognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia.},
  author={Bob Woods and Elisa Aguirre and Aimee Spector and Martin Orrell},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD005562}
}
BACKGROUND Cognitive stimulation is an intervention for people with dementia which offers a range of enjoyable activities providing general stimulation for thinking, concentration and memory usually in a social setting, such as a small group. Its roots can be traced back to Reality Orientation (RO), which was developed in the late 1950s as a response to confusion and disorientation in older patients in hospital units in the USA. RO emphasised the engagement of nursing assistants in a hopeful… CONTINUE READING
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