The efficacy of psychosocial approaches to behaviour disorders in dementia: a systematic literature review.

@article{Opie1999TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of psychosocial approaches to behaviour disorders in dementia: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Janet Opie and R Rosewarne and Daniel W O'Connor},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={789-99}
}
OBJECTIVE This paper provides a systematic review of research findings published between 1989 and 1998 concerning non-pharmacological strategies to alleviate behavioural disturbances in elderly persons with dementia. METHOD Data collection strategies included computer literature searches, manual searches of selected journals and checks of references listed in previous reviews. To warrant inclusion, studies were required to include some measure of behaviour before and after the introduction of… CONTINUE READING