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Crook, N.; Adams, M.; Shorten, N.; Langdon, Peter E. (2015)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: BF
Identifiers:doi:10.1111/jar.12151
Background: This study investigated whether a personalised life story book and rummage box enhanced well-being and led to changes in behaviour for people with Down syndrome (DS) who have dementia. \ud \ud Materials & Methods: A randomised single-case series design was used with five participants who had Down syndrome and a diagnosis of dementia. Participants were invited to take part in three conditions at random a) life story book, b) rummage box and c) no intervention condition. \ud \ud Results: The two reminiscence conditions were significantly associated with enhanced well-being as compared to the no-intervention condition. However, for one participant, the life story book was associated with significantly higher well-being, while for another participant, the rummage box was associated with significantly higher well-being, suggesting some participants may prefer one method over another. \ud \ud Conclusions: Personalised life story books and rummage boxes are associated with higher levels of well-being for people with DS and dementia.
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