Agitation and Aggression in Long-Term Care Residents

Effectiveness of Interventions, Strategies and Practices to Manage Agitation and Aggression in Patients with Dementia Living in Long-Term-Care

This is an update of a systematic review performed in 2014 to synthesize evidence on interventions, strategies, and/or practices (other than physical restraints or prescription of psychotropic medications) that have proven to be effective in preventing and managing agitation and aggression in long-term-care residents with dementia.

Findings from this review will provide health system decision-makers in Newfoundland and Labrador with recent and up-to-date information on various interventions and strategies that exist to reduce agitation and aggression in long-term care residents. The evidence will inform practices to create a safer environment for residents and staff in long-term care facilities.

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Commissioning Organization:

Newfoundland Health System

 

Project Type:

Knowledge Synthesis

 

Project Status:

Completed

 

Funding:

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Project Lead:

Stephen Bornstein MA, PhD

Professor & Director, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre of Applied Health Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Project Team:

Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University

Publications and Reports

Navarro P, Bornstein S. (2018). 2018 Evidence Update: Managing Agitation and Aggression in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia: Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University. Full Report