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Cognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2012
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Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
18 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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568 Dimensions

Readers on

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1192 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
Title
Cognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005562.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Bob Woods, Elisa Aguirre, Aimee E Spector, Martin Orrell

Abstract

Cognitive stimulation is an intervention for people with dementia which offers a range of enjoyable activities providing general stimulation for thinking, concentration and memory usually in a social setting, such as a small group. Its roots can be traced back to Reality Orientation (RO), which was developed in the late 1950s as a response to confusion and disorientation in older patients in hospital units in the USA. RO emphasised the engagement of nursing assistants in a hopeful, therapeutic process but became associated with a rigid, confrontational approach to people with dementia, leading to its use becoming less and less common.Cognitive stimulation is often discussed in normal ageing as well as in dementia. This reflects a general view that lack of cognitive activity hastens cognitive decline. With people with dementia, cognitive stimulation attempts to make use of the positive aspects of RO whilst ensuring that the stimulation is implemented in a sensitive, respectful and person-centred manner.There is often little consistency in the application and availability of psychological therapies in dementia services, so a systematic review of the available evidence regarding cognitive stimulation is important in order to identify its effectiveness and to place practice recommendations on a sound evidence base.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 5 <1%
United States 5 <1%
France 3 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Other 7 <1%
Unknown 1159 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 215 18%
Student > Bachelor 182 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 163 14%
Researcher 132 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 70 6%
Other 230 19%
Unknown 200 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 248 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 229 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 150 13%
Social Sciences 85 7%
Neuroscience 49 4%
Other 181 15%
Unknown 250 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 74. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 July 2022.
All research outputs
#452,750
of 21,744,520 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#887
of 12,100 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,076
of 251,544 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#31
of 475 outputs
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