Reliability of functional performance in older people with dementia

Fox, Benjamin, Henwood, Timothy and Neville, Christine (2013) Reliability of functional performance in older people with dementia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32 4: 248-249. doi:10.1111/ajag.12069


Author Fox, Benjamin
Henwood, Timothy
Neville, Christine
Title Reliability of functional performance in older people with dementia
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1111/ajag.12069
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 248
End page 249
Total pages 2
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Research into the benefits of exercise for cognitively compromised adults is promising and the interest in this area is growing. While data are mixed, a number of studies show important benefits through exercise and physical activity for cognitively compromised older adults, including reduced agitation, behavioural symptoms and depression, and improved coordination, memory and capacity in activities of daily living]. Importantly, exercise has the potential to reduce care-related expenses and dependence issues, and improve quality of life, self-worth and patient dignity.

However recent pilot work (unpublished) for the Watermemories Swimming Club for People with Dementia calls into question the validity and reliability of common outcome measures...
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Institutional Status UQ

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