A randomized crossover trial to study the effect of personalized, one-to-one interaction using Montessori-based activities on agitation, affect, and engagement in nursing home residents with Dementia

Eva Simone van der Ploeg, Barbara Joan Eppingstall, Cameron J Camp, Susannah Jane Runci, John Raymond Taffe, Daniel William O'Connor

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Increasingly more attention has been paid to non-pharmacological interventions as treatment of agitated behaviors that accompany dementia. The aim of the current study is to test if personalized one-to-one interaction activities based on Montessori principles will improve agitation, affect, and engagement more than a relevant control condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565 - 575
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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