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dc.contributor.authorMileski, Michael ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-1503-6869 )
dc.contributor.authorTopinka, Joseph Baar ( )
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Matthew ( )
dc.contributor.authorLonidier, Corie ( )
dc.contributor.authorLinker, Kelly ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-2276-8849 )
dc.contributor.authorVeen, Kelsey Vander ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-5745-667X )
dc.identifier.citationMileski, M., Topinka, J. B., Brooks, M., Lonidier, C., Linker, K., & Veen, K. V. (2018). Sensory and memory stimulation as a means to care for individuals with dementia in long-term care facilities. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 13, pp. 967–974.en_US

Objective: The primary objective of this study was to identify and further examine the facilitators and barriers of utilizing sensory and memory stimulation as a means to care for individuals with dementia who live in long-term care settings.

Materials and Methods: The authors conducted a literature review of 30 academic articles found using the databases such as CINAHL, PubMed, and Academic Search Ultimate from the past 15 years. Facilitator and barrier themes were found within each article and analyzed for their relevance to sensory and memory stimulation therapies and their effects on individuals with dementia.

Results: The most common facilitator was improved communication. The top three barriers were access, staff training, and mixed results.

Discussion: Reminiscence therapy appears to provide a person-centered method of care for those who otherwise have problems communicating. These implementations will be more effective if they have the support of staff and management.

Conclusion: The authors conclude that sensory and memory stimulation therapies have the potential to help improve many dementia-specific issues for individuals living in long-term care settings.

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dc.publisherDove Medical Press Ltd.en_US
dc.sourceClinical Interventions in Aging, 2018, Vol. 13, pp. 967–974
dc.subjectLong-term care
dc.subjectMemory stimulation
dc.subjectSensory stimulation
dc.titleSensory and Memory Stimulation as a Means to Care for Individuals with Dementia in Long-term Care Facilitiesen_US
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