Efficacy of theory-based activities for behavioral symptoms of dementia.

@article{Kolanowski2005EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of theory-based activities for behavioral symptoms of dementia.},
  author={Ann M. Kolanowski and Mark Stephen Litaker and Linda L. Buettner},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={219-28}
}
BACKGROUND Agitation and passivity are behavioral symptoms exhibited by 90% of nursing home residents with dementia. They account for many poor health outcomes, caregiver burden, and increased costs of long-term care. OBJECTIVES This study tested the efficacy of recreational activities derived from the Need-driven Dementia-compromised Behavior (NDB) model… CONTINUE READING