Practical protocol for implementing cognitive stimulation in persons with delirium superimposed on dementia

Ann M. Kolanowski, Nikki Hill, Linda Clare, Patricia Marx

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Abstract

Delirium is common in persons with dementia and often accompanies acute medical or surgical conditions. These individuals are at risk for an accelerated decline in their cognitive and physical function. For this reason, interventions that help resolve delirium are critically needed. We have developed a non-pharmacological intervention for delirium in persons with dementia based on our prior interdisciplinary work on delirium, dementia and cognitive stimulation. The intervention uses recreational activities that are alerting, capture attention, and provide cognitive stimulation that encourages cognitive processing in support of cognitive function. In this paper we describe the practical protocol we have developed for implementing these activities, and present a video that will enhance treatment fidelity for studies that replicate the approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNon-Pharmacological Therapies in Different Types of Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Subtitle of host publicationA Wide Perspective from Theory to Practice
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781633218789
ISBN (Print)9781633218604
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

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