May is Older Americans Month. Visit ACL's official page to Connect, Create, and Contribute!

Intervention Program Emphasizing Social Interaction, Staff Training May Reduce Agitation in Nursing Home Dementia Patients, Study Suggests

February 23, 2018

Reuters (2/23, Gillis) reports a recent trial found that nursing home care which emphasizes “fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff” could help “reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life.” Researchers, who published their findings in PLoS Medicine, determined that the intervention program produced “meaningful decreases in agitation and neuropsychiatric symptoms and increased quality of life” among participants.



By clicking “save,” I acknowledge that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. We ask for your email address so we can contact you for additional information if necessary. Your email address will not be published on the public site. Your name and your comment may remain published on this site indefinitely. We will delete any comments that include vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks, or which do not pertain to the topic at hand. We also may delete comments that include personal information about another person. If a comment is received that contains non-publishable material, we reserve the right to either edit the comment to remove these elements or to delete the comment.

Last modified on 02/26/2018


Back to Top