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Variability in response to older people with dementia to both Snoezelen and reminiscence
journal contributionposted on 2015-01-21, 15:42 authored by Sarah F. Baillon, Erik van Diepen, Richard Prettyman, Nan Rooke, Julie Redman, Rowena Campbell
Snoezelen and reminiscence are interventions commonly used by occupational therapists in dementia care. Snoezelen is reported to have a positive effect on patients' mood and their behaviour, in particular on agitated behaviour. A study was designed to assess the effects of Snoezelen on agitated behaviour in dementia. Reminiscence therapy was selected as a suitable comparison intervention, which would enable the benefits of Snoezelen other than those attributable to receiving one-to-one attention from staff to be evaluated. There was found to be considerable variation in the direction and magnitude of change in individual participants' agitated behaviour and heart rate during and after the sessions. This article considers the possible explanations for these individual differences and the practical implications of this research.
CitationBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2005, 68 (8), pp. 367-374
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Medical and Social Care Education
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