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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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5 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
19 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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1091 Mendeley
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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 %
United States 5 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 7 <1%
Unknown 1058 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 206 19%
Student > Bachelor 168 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 155 14%
Researcher 125 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 70 6%
Other 215 20%
Unknown 152 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 234 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 224 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 140 13%
Social Sciences 81 7%
Neuroscience 45 4%
Other 168 15%
Unknown 199 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. 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 24 August 2021.
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#402,439
of 19,467,557 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#830
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Outputs of similar age
#2,891
of 235,638 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#31
of 499 outputs
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