Cindy Jones

Cindy Jones
Bond University · Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

B Bus (HRM), B Arts (Psych), GDip Psychology, GCert Higher Ed, PhD

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January 2016 - February 2016
Griffith University
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  • Research Associate
January 2016 - February 2016
Griffith University
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (105)
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This review aimed to synthesize current evidence on family involvement in pain management for people living with dementia from the perceptions of family carers and health care professionals. An integrative review was conducted using CINAHL, Embase, PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library electronic databases. The Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool was used...
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Understanding the key physiology and anatomy of the brain, and the mechanisms underlying dementia, represents essential components within a medical curriculum. This study assessed the implementation feasibility of an augmented reality (AR) three-dimensional (3D) brain visualisation learning mode and the knowledge improvements in medical students wh...
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This study performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the health effects of Baduanjin exercise on adults aged 65 years and older. Chinese and English databases were electronically searched using search terms related to the PICO model from inception through June 2021. The study quality assessment and meta-analysis were conducted usi...
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Objective: to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and test-retest reliability of the Delirium Early Monitoring System-Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DEMS-DOSS). Design: prospective diagnostic accuracy study of a convenience sample of admitted older adults with DEMS-DOSS and reference standard assessments. Setting: 60-bed aged care pre...
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Aim This study aims to test the feasibility of the PainChek app to assess pain for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). It will also identify the optimal dosage and efficacy of a social robot (personal assistant robot [PARO]) intervention on chronic pain for people with dementia. Design This is a feasibility ran...
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Background There is a paucity of evidence on the efficacy of garden design based on dementia-friendly environment (DFE) characteristics on the level of agitation, apathy, and engagement of people with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Objective To investigate the effect of a garden improved according to DFE characteristics on a...
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Background and purpose: Physical inactivity and prolonged sitting have associations with adverse health. University office workers are at a high risk of psychological and pain issues. This study aimed to explore the differences in sitting time, levels of physical activity participation, stress, depression, anxiety, and pain among university office...
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Objectives: This research aims to validate the Healthy Beat Acupunch (HBA) exercise program, determine the feasibility of the HBA exercise program protocol and gain an understanding of the effects on well-being for older adults with sarcopenia. Design, Setting & Intervention: Validation of the HBA exercise program was conducted using two rounds of...
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Objectives Immersive technologies such as virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can potentially help health professionals and trainees understand psychological symptoms and responsive behaviours associated with dementia within a safe and supportive learning environment. This integrative review sought to ascertain the types of VR and AR-based inte...
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Objectives: As medication experts, pharmacists can play a significant role in helping people living with dementia and their informal carers make the best use of medications. However, little is known about this population's needs and expectations of their pharmacists. The objective of this study was to report informal carers' perceptions about the...
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Objectives To outline development of the Intimacy and Sexuality Expression Preference (ISEP) tool that elicits preferences for the expression of intimacy and sexuality of older people, living with and without dementia, in residential aged care. Methods Using two rounds of the Delphi technique involving 14 panelists, tool items were evaluated for i...
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Introduction There are personal and societal benefits from caregiving; however, caregiving can jeopardise caregivers’ health. The Further Enabling Care at Home (FECH+) programme provides structured nurse support, through telephone outreach, to informal caregivers of older adults following discharge from acute hospital care to home. The trial aims t...
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Dyadic interventions simultaneously engage both people with dementia (PWD) and their informal caregivers (ICGs). This scoping review study identified the strategies for engaging dyads, described the perceptions of the dyads on these strategies, and reported the attrition rates of the dyadic interventions reported in the literature. Articles publish...
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Objective To investigate the effect of a social robot intervention on sleep and motor activity in nursing home residents living with dementia and chronic pain. Method A pilot randomized controlled trial was conducted with 41 residents from three Australian nursing homes. People living with dementia and chronic pain were randomized into either a 30...
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Tai Chi, combined with Thera-band (TCTB) exercise may be associated with an improvement in health where it increases physical fitness, improves psychological well-being, and decreases pain. This paper aimed to determine the feasibility of TCTB exercise in older sedentary office workers. Forty office workers aged over 55 years participated in a pilo...
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Objective: To evaluate the effect of interaction with a robotic seal (PARO) for pain management in nursing home residents living with dementia. Methods: Registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN 12618000082202), a pilot randomized controlled trial followed by semi-structured interviews were conducted between January...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme for reducing the stress, depressive symptoms, and subjective burden of family caregivers of people with dementia (PWD). Methods: A pr...
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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme for reducing the stress, depressive symptoms, and subjective burden of family caregivers of people with dementia (PWD). METHODS: A prosp...
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The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to global public health due to home confinement policies impacting on physical activity engagement and overall health. This study aimed to explore physical activity participation, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and levels of perceived stress among Chinese adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online s...
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Aims and objectives To establish an understanding of healthcare professionals’ dementia knowledge and attitudes towards dementia care, and family carers’ perceptions of dementia care in China Background Healthcare professionals and family carers of people with dementia deliver most of the dementia care in China. However, little research on healthc...
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The co-design of a mobile health (mHealth) application for family caregivers of people with dementia to address functional disability care needs is presented. Participants included family caregivers of people with dementia, aged care nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, and information technology (IT) experts. The co-design process involved...
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Background Pain can elevate stress in people with dementia. Although salivary cortisol is used as a biomarker of stress in people with dementia, few studies have reported the feasibility of collection methods to assess salivary cortisol in nursing home residents with both dementia and chronic pain. Objective To explore the feasibility of collectin...
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This feasibility study examined Dreampad™, a sleeping device, on sleep, wandering and agitated behaviors in people living with dementia. Four nursing home residents (2 males and 2 females; mean age = 89.8 years (SD = 7.2); mean MMSE scores = 9.3 (SD = 8.7)) used Dreampad™ daily over 4-weeks when they slept. Agitation was assessed pre- and post-inte...
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This systematic review sought to evaluate the effectiveness of non-facilitated meaningful activities for older people with dementia in long-term care facilities. Searches were conducted in PubMed; CINAHL; EMBASE; Web of science; PsycINFO; Cochrane; ProQuest; and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify articles published between January 2004 and October 2019...
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This study aims to establish an understanding of (a) health-care professionals’ knowledge and attitudes; and (b) tools used to assess sexuality in older people living with/(out) dementia and those identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals. An integrative review of the literature, as registered on the PROSPERO inte...
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Objectives To investigate the effect of a social robot intervention on depression, loneliness, and quality of life of older adults in long-term care (LTC) and to explore participants’ experiences and perceptions after the intervention. Design A mixed-methods approach consisting of a single group, before and after quasi-experimental design, and ind...
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Introduction: Functional impairment is a major problem for people with dementia. In most cases, family carers often provide this care without adequate knowledge and training. Smartphone technology is one means to provide education and support for carers. This study aimed to design and develop a smartphone application for family carers of people wit...
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Objectives To evaluate the effect of interaction with a robotic seal (PARO) on pain and behavioral and psychological symptoms of people with dementia and chronic pain. Design A parallel pilot randomized controlled trial conducted between January 2018 and January 2019. Setting Three long-term care facilities in Australia. Participants Forty-three...
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Objectives: To explore the effectiveness of nurse-led interventions to prevent urinary tract infections in older adults living in residential aged care facilities. Background: While most empirical studies focus on the treatment of urinary tract infections, few studies have examined the effectiveness of nurse-led interventions in preventing urina...
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Assessment of fitness for practice in the nursing student population is an essential yet challenging component of nursing education. The aim of this research was to describe the development and preliminary validation of the Assess-Safe instrument that explores assessors' experiences of grading nursing student performances in clinical courses when t...
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Background and purpose: Despite Tai Chi and resistance training being recommended as suitable exercise for older adults, there are no systematic reviews synthesizing the effectiveness of a combination of Tai Chi and resistance training on health promotion of older adults. This study aimed to review the existing literature regarding the effect of T...
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The aim of this study was (a) to modify, translate and validate the Chinese version of attitudes towards the use of social robot (ATTUSR-C) questionnaire for use with Taiwanese health personnel; and (b) investigate the attitudes of Taiwanese health personnel in long-term care towards the use of social robots for older adults. The attitudes of healt...
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Background: Family carers of people with dementia face different challenges in providing care for daily living activities of their care recipients. Today, mHealth applications are widely used in healthcare. Aim: To examine the needs of family carers of people with dementia concerning the management of functional disability of their care recipients,...
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Background: Interacting with social robots, such as the robotic seal PARO, has been shown to improve mood and acute pain for people with dementia. Little attention has been paid to the effect of PARO on people with dementia and chronic pain. Objective: To explore how people with mild to moderate dementia and chronic pain perceive PARO as an alte...
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Aim: This study aimed to explore the effect of a social robot Paro intervention on depression and well-being in older adults with depression living in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. Methods: This study was adopted a single group and quasi-experimental with repeated measures design. Each participant participated in two stages: observation and...
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Background: Dementia is a global health problem. Functional disability is one of the major problems among people with dementia, and family carers often provide care and support without adequate knowledge and skills. Therefore, providing education for carers is a priority need for dementia care. Today, innovative technologies such as smartphone appl...
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The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Tai Chi combined with Theraband training with Tai Chi exercise–only on physical fitness, psychological well-being, and pain in older sedentary office workers. Forty sedentary office workers older than 55 years were recruited and randomly assigned to an intervention or control group. Both gro...
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This study aims to describe a protocol to develop a conceptual design for a technological device based on theoretical knowledge to improve medication adherence in people with dementia. The six steps of the intervention mapping approach will be systematically applied. Step 1 will be a needs assessment using a mixed‐methods approach: a survey and int...
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Aim To assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on pain in older adults living with dementia. Design A systematic review with meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials. Data sources Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO (CINAHL and MEDLINE), PubMed, OVID (PsycINFO), Web of Science and Cochrane Library were searched from their inception up to...
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Aim: To examine the needs, barriers and challenges experienced by family carers of people with dementia concerning the management of their care recipients' functional disabilities, and their experiences and opinions of using mobile health (mHealth) applications in health information seeking. Background: Functional disability is a significant pro...
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Objective: The aim of the study was to explore the feasibility of using telepresence robots to encourage interactive communication in dementia care, from the perspective of family carers. Methods: Qualitative findings from semi-structured interviews with six family carers. Results: Generally, family carers reported a feeling of presence and co...
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There is an increasing volume of literature on the positive effects of outdoor natural landscapes on health and well-being. However, to date, there is a paucity of research on the effect of outdoor natural landscapes designed for people with dementia living in long-term care (LTC) facilities, in particular, those which have incorporated the charact...
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Use of mHealth applications in health information seeking among carers of people with dementia. Sarath Rathnayake1,2,3 , Wendy Moyle1,2, Cindy Jones1,2 and Pauline Calleja1,2. 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Australia. 2Menzies Health Institute, Queensland, Australia. 3Department of Nursing, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lan...
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Prolonged sitting time has been reported among university workers which can have adverse health effects. The aim of this study was to examine the sitting time, physical activity, and psychological well-being reported by older university office workers. An online self-reported survey was distributed to all office workers 55 years and older at one un...
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Improving perception of gerotranscendence can increase life satisfaction in older adults to achieve successful aging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effect of a multidimensional support program (MSP) on gerotranscendence and depression in community-dwelling older adults. Using a cluster-randomized control trial design...
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Objectives: To explore the feasibility of using the video-conferencing program, Skype, on iPads with older adults living in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Method: Using a mixed-method design, six residents from one LTC facility in Queensland, Australia participated in a one-off interactive intervention session, followed by post-session semi-struc...
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Objectives: This review sought to synthesize published evidence about the role of self-compassion on health outcomes for family carers of older adults, to describe the current state of knowledge. Method: Using an integrative review method that permitted any research design, eight databases were searched. Extensive searching of gray literature sourc...
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Objectives: To compare a lifelike baby doll intervention for reducing anxiety, agitation, and aggression in older people with dementia in long-term care (LTC), with usual facility care; and explore the perceptions of care staff about doll therapy. Method: Pilot, mixed-methods, parallel, randomised controlled trial, with follow-up semi-structured in...
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Objectives: To achieve a better understanding of medication non-adherence determinants in older people with dementia from caregivers' perspectives and possible management solutions to improve medication adherence. Method: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 20 caregivers of older people with dementia living in the community....
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Objectives: To explore the acceptability of telepresence robots in dementia care from the perspectives of people with dementia, family carers, and health professionals/trainees, and investigate the utility of a social presence assessment tool, the Modified-Temple Presence Inventory (Modified-TPI), for people with dementia. Method: A mixed-method...
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Purpose: In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies using social robots to improve psychological well-being. This systematic review investigates the effect of social robot interventions for depression in older adults. Methods: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) method was use...
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Introduction: Family carers of people with dementia (PWD) face a number of challenges in their caregiving role particularly limited knowledge of best practice in the care of PWD. Recently, mHealth applications have been used as a means to improve knowledge and to support for formal and informal carers. Purpose: To identify, appraise and synthesise...
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Background: The progressive and complex nature of dementia demands carers have specific knowledge and training. However, often carers do not have adequate knowledge and skills, particularly for functional disability care. Aim: This study aims to develop and test the feasibility of an educational and supportive mHealth/smartphone application that ad...
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Older people with dementia often depend on caregivers to manage their medications. The complexity of medication regimens in this population can impede medication adherence (i.e., taking medications as prescribed), which may compromise the effectiveness of treatment and increase the cost and burden of illness. Different technological devices have be...
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Background and objectives: Social robots may promote the health of older adults by increasing their perceived emotional support and social interaction. This review aims to summarize the effectiveness of social robots on outcomes (psychological, physiological, quality of life, or medications) of older adults from randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
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Aim To develop and psychometrically test the Engagement of a Person with Dementia Scale. Background It is important to study engagement in people with dementia when exploring the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions that can promote meaningful activity, stimulation and wellbeing, through an increase in positive emotions and an improvement i...
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Background Adherence to treatment is a primary determinant of treatment success. Caregiver support can influence medication adherence in people with cognitive impairment. This study sought to characterize medication adherence in older people with dementia from the caregivers’ perspective, and to identify influencing factors. Methods Caregivers car...
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Family carers encounter several challenges related to caring for people with dementia, and they need support in managing care recipients’ health needs. This study aims to identify, appraise and synthesise the existing evidence on the use of mHealth/smartphone applications as an educational and supportive resource for family carers of people with de...
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Objectives The robotic seal, PARO, has been used as an alternative to animal-assisted therapies with residents with dementia in long-term care, yet understanding of its efficacy is limited by a paucity of research. We explored the effects of PARO on motor activity and sleep patterns, as measured by a wearable triaxial accelerometer. Study design C...
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Objectives: To explore whether severity of cognitive impairment and agitation of older people with dementia predict outcomes in engagement, mood states, and agitation after a 10-week intervention with the robotic seal, PARO. Design: Data from the PARO intervention-arm of a cluster-randomized controlled trial was used, which involved individual,...
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Objectives: To examine the within-trial costs and cost-effectiveness of using PARO, compared with a plush toy and usual care, for reducing agitation and medication use in people with dementia in long-term care. Design: An economic evaluation, nested within a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Setting: Twenty-eight facilities in South-East Qu...
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Objectives: We undertook a cluster-randomised controlled trial exploring the effect of a therapeutic companion robot (PARO) compared to a look-alike plush toy and usual care on dementia symptoms of long-term care residents. Complementing the reported quantitative outcomes , this paper provides critical reflection and commentary on individual parti...
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Background: There has been significant growth in communication technologies. However, it is unknown to what extent RACFs accommodate such technologies. Aim: To explore the use and availability of communication technologies for use by residents within RACFs in Queensland, Australia. Methods: A descriptive, structured telephone survey. Every 10t...
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Background and objectives: Recent years have seen social robotic pets introduced as a means of treating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and many show promising potential. In this study, we sought to explore family members' perceptions of the Japanese-developed baby harp seal, Paro (version 9), and a look-alike, nonrobotic Plush...
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Sexualities, older persons, and dementia is a challenging topic combination for workforce education. Aged care workers and health professionals need training to improve their knowledge and skills towards appropriate responses to the expression of sexuality by older people, including those with dementia. This sequential mixed-methods study evaluated...
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Background: Socially assistive robots are increasingly used as a therapeutic tool for people with dementia, as a means to improve quality of life through social connection. This paper presents a mixed-method integrative review of telepresence robots used to improve social connection of people with dementia by enabling real-time communication with...
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Objectives: To test the effects of individual, nonfacilitated sessions with PARO (version 9), when compared against a look-alike plush toy and usual care, on the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia for people living in long-term care facilities. Design: Parallel, 3-group, cluster-randomized controlled trial conducted between June 14, 2...
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The study of engagement (i.e. social interaction/connection) in people with dementia can determine the effectiveness of using technology to promote meaningful activity and to improve quality of life. This paper presents the psychometric properties of a recently developed 10-item Engagement of a Person with Dementia Scale (EPWDS). Four raters each w...
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The complexity of dementia, and the differing care services, makes it difficult to establish best practices for managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Our team have been trialling robots in the community and a social robotic laboratory. This presentation will demonstrate what we have learnt to date about the impact of u...
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Apathy, agitation, loneliness and depression are common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). These symptoms can make life distressing for the person with dementia and can also make it challenging for care staff to meet the needs of the person. In recent years, social robots have been used as a means to reduce BPSD. However, to...
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Background: Older patients with dementia are often unable to take their medications as prescribed due to cognitive and physical impairment. Objectives: To review the evidence on medication adherence in older patients with dementia in terms of the level of adherence, outcomes, contributing factors, and available interventions. Methods: A system...
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Objectives To objectively measure over a 24-hour period the daytime and nighttime levels of physical activity and sleep patterns of older people with dementia living in long-term care facilities. Study design Nested within a larger research program, this cross-sectional study involved 415 residents, aged ≥60 years, with a documented diagnosis of d...