Search for dissertations about: "people with dementia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 131 swedish dissertations containing the words people with dementia.

  1. 1. Falls in people with dementia

    Author : Staffan Eriksson; Lillemor Lundin-Olsson; Yngve Gustafson; Lars Gustafson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Dementia; behavioural disturbances; accidental falls; risk factors; circumstances; analysis of fall predictors; male sex; walking difficulties; visual perception; Geriatrics and medical gerontology; Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi;

    Abstract : Falls and concomitant injuries are common problems among large groups of the elderly population, leading to immobility and mortality. These problems are even more pronounced among people suffering from dementia. This thesis targets fall risk factors for people with dementia in institutions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Physical exercise for older people : focusing on people living in residential care facilities and people with dementia

    Author : Håkan Littbrand; Erik Rosendahl; Yngve Gustafson; Kerstin Frändin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; aged; dementia; exercise; frail elderly; nutrition; randomized controlled trial; residential facilities; Physiotherapy; Sjukgymnastik fysioterapi; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : The main purposes of this thesis were to evaluate a high-intensity functional weight-bearing exercise pro­gramme, regarding its applicability (attendance, achieved intensity, adverse events) as well as its effect on physical functions and activities of daily living (ADL) among older people living in residential care facilities, with a special focus on people with dementia. Furthermore, a main purpose was to systematically review the applicability and effects of physical exercise on physical functions, cognitive functions, and ADL among people with dementia. READ MORE

  3. 3. Optimizing drug therapy among people with dementia : the role of clinical pharmacists

    Author : Maria Gustafsson; Hugo Lövheim; Maria Sjölander; Jörn Schneede; Stig Karlsson; Håkan Melhus; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychotropic drugs; potentially inappropriate drugs; drug-related problems; old people; dementia; nursing homes; drug-related hospitalizations; medication reviews; clinical pharmacists; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Background: Drugs are one of the cornerstones in the management of many diseases. In general, drugs are used for diagnosis, prevention, mitigation of symptoms, and, sometimes, to cure disease. However, drug treatment in elderly people, especially those with dementia and cognitive impairments, may involve significant risk of adverse drug events. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social citizenship and people with dementia : Designing social care policies in Sweden

    Author : Jonas Nordh; Lars-Christer Hydén; Ann-Charlotte Nedlund; Charlotte Clarke; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Social citizenship; people with dementia; policy; policy practice; policy actors; street-level bureaucrats; social work; care managers; rights; Socialt medborgarskap; personer med demenssjukdom; policy; policypraktik; gräsrotsbyråkrater; socialt arbete; biståndshandläggare;

    Abstract : People with dementia are commonly in need of some form of social care from the social services in order to manage their everyday situations. However, social services are shaped by the construction of policy targets. The aim of this dissertation is to explore the social citizenship for people with dementia. READ MORE

  5. 5. Old people with femoral neck fracture : delirium, malnutrition and surgical methods - an intervention program

    Author : Birgitta Olofsson; Olle Svensson; Yngve Gustafson; Bengt Borssén; Anna-Karin Edberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; delirium; hip fracture; older people; orthopaedics; internal fixation; arthroplasty cognitive impairment; dementia; nursing; rehabilitation; femoral neck fracture; RCT; intervention; geriatric team; malnutrition; nurses; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Hip fracture is a global and a growing public health problem. More women than men sustain hip fractures, the incidence increases exponentially with age and mean age is above 80. About one third of hip-fracture patients suffer from dementia and are prone to develop acute confusional state (delirium). READ MORE