Characteristics associated with behavioral symptoms related to dementia in long-term care residents

Malaz Boustani, Sheryl Zimmerman, Christianna S. Williams, Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Lea Watson, Peter S. Reed, Philip D. Sloane

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Abstract

This article describes care for behavioral symptoms related to dementia (BSRD) and identifies their potential correlates among 347 residents with dementia living in 45 assisted living facilities and nursing homes from four states. The prevalence of BSRD was associated with staff training and resident cognition, mood, mobility, and psychotropic use. Attention to staff training and depression management might improve BSRD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume45
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Agitation
  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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