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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.

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