How horse riding and gardening improve quality of life for people with dementia
Quality of life is an important aspect of dementia care. Horse riding and gardening may provide positive emotional experiences and even enhance daily functioning.
Five studies showing the power of multi-modal data in behavioral research
The advantages of using multimodal data over a single modality are that it reveals deeper insights and also if one modality fails there can be enough redundancy in the data to still make sense of it.
Two examples of on-site observational studies with older persons
In certain cases, observations for your study are best performed on-site. In this blog, we describe examples of observational studies with older age groups, conducted at home or at a healthcare facility.
Robots helping people with dementia
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.
Implementing Tailored Activity Programs
Tailored Activity Programs (TAP) have been shown to have significantly reduce behavioral occurrences in dementia patients and improve engagement and positive behaviors.
Mealtime difficulties can lead to bad nutrition in nursing homes
People with dementia often experience life from moment-to-moment, which leads researchers to argue that they benefit from a person-centered approach.
Dementia symptoms following surgery
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.