Sensory stimulation—A way of creating mutual relations in dementia care

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Lykkeslet, Else; Gjengedal, Eva; Skrondal, Torill; Storjord, May-Britt;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, volume 9 (issn: 1748-2623, eissn: 1748-2631)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3402/qhw.v9.23888, pmc: PMC4090364
  • Subject: action research, communication, dementia, nursing homes, sensory stimulation | sensory stimulation | R5-920 | Medicine (General) | :Medical sciences: 700::Health sciences: 800::Nursing science: 808 [VDP] | dementia | Empirical Study | Action research | :Medisinske fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Sykepleievitenskap: 808 [VDP] | communication | nursing homes

The overall aim of this 2-year Norwegian action research study was to improve the interaction between care workers and patients with dementia in a nursing home by means of sensory stimulation. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate how the staff experienced the interac... View more
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