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Are environmental interventions effective in the management of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders? A synthesis of the evidence

Alzheimer's Care Quarterly

Author: Gitlin, L. N., Liebman, J., Winter, L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


This article presents a qualitative synthesis of research findings regarding effects of environmental interventions on well-being in persons with dementia residing in different settings. It highlights a range of environmental strategies that have been systematically evaluated. 90% of the 63 studies reviewed reported positive outcomes, most studies were methodologically flawed, involved small samples, and were conducted in nursing homes. The authors suggested that future research should focus on rigorous testing of the most promising environmental strategies to enhance quality of care for persons with dementia across diffrent living contexts.

Further Details

Pages: 85-107
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Accession Number: December, 2010
Notes: original
Keywords: cognitive, older, behavioural, design
Reads: 335