Article of the month – August

For the month August, the website committee selected the report of Moniz-Cook et al., 2017 in which several INTERDEM colleagues collaborated.

The report refers to a  comprehensive study regarding challenging behaviors in dementia and in care homes. It reports a conceptual overview, two systematic reviews, review of clinical guidelines, the development of an intervention, its evaluation in a cluster randomized trial with process evaluation of implementation and an observational cohort study of people with challenging behavior. Even though the trial did not show effectiveness on challenging behavior, its comprehensiveness summarizes the current state of art and gives important details and suggestions for future work.

Reference: Moniz-Cook E, Hart C, Woods B, Whitaker C, James I, Russell I, et al. Challenge Demcare: management of challenging behaviour in dementia at home and in care homes – development, evaluation and implementation of an online individualised intervention for care homes; and a cohort  study of specialist community mental health care for families. Programme Grants Appl Res 2017; 5 (15).

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