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Swinson, Tom

Community occupational therapy for people with dementia and their family carers : a national survey of United Kingdom occupational therapy practice

Introduction: A national survey was conducted with United Kingdom (UK) occupational therapists to scope occupational therapy service provision for people with dementia and their family carers in the community.

Method: This was an online questionnaire with topics on occupational therapists’ roles, service provision, referral, assistive technology and assessment tools. Recruitment was through direct invitation, and promotion via occupational therapy networks, websites and newsletters.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Causes of nursing home placement for older people with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Up to half of people with dementia in high income countries live in nursing homes and more than two-thirds of care home residents have dementia. Fewer than half of these residents report good quality of life and most older people are anxious about the prospect of moving into a nursing home. Robust evidence is needed as to the causes of admission to nursing homes, particularly where these risk factors are modifiable.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08