The effects of Snoezelen (multi-sensory behavior therapy) and psychiatric care on agitation, apathy, and activities of daily living in dementia patients on a short term geriatric psychiatric inpatient unit.

@article{Staal2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of Snoezelen (multi-sensory behavior therapy) and psychiatric care on agitation, apathy, and activities of daily living in dementia patients on a short term geriatric psychiatric inpatient unit.},
  author={Jason A. Staal and Amanda Sacks and Robert J Matheis and Lesley Collier and Tina Calia and Henry Hanif and Eugene S Kofman},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={357-70}
}
A randomized, controlled, single-blinded, between group study of 24 participants with moderate to severe dementia was conducted on a geriatric psychiatric unit. All participants received pharmacological therapy, occupational therapy, structured hospital environment, and were randomized to receive multi sensory behavior therapy (MSBT) or a structured activity session. Greater independence in activities of daily living (ADLs) was observed for the group treated with MSBT and standard psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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