Researcher Wendy Moyle and her team explored if the use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool would influence the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia.
Tailored Activity Programs (TAP) have been shown to have significantly reduce behavioral occurrences in dementia patients and improve engagement and positive behaviors.
People with dementia often experience life from moment-to-moment, which leads researchers to argue that they benefit from a person-centered approach.
This week we have a guest post by Iris Hovens. She has done some really interesting research into the consequences of surgery in terms of reduced memory and concentration problems.
PCC is an approach that aims to see the person with dementia as an individual, rather than focusing on their illness or on abilities they may have lost.