Internet video chat (Skype) family conversations as a treatment of agitation in nursing home residents with dementia

Eva Simone van der Ploeg, Daniel William O'Connor, Barbara Joan Eppingstall

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Abstract

The behavioral symptoms that often accompany dementia (for example, pacing, calling out, and resistiveness) are stressful to carers and greatly increase the risk of institutionalization. While psychotropic medications are commonly prescribed, their efficacy is limited. There is great interest, therefore, in developing non-pharmacological strategies to alleviate the distress that underpins many behavioral symptoms (O'Connor et al., 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697 - 698
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Volume28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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