Literature Review – Person-Centered Dementia Care
An extensive literature search on dementia and ‘non drug therapies’ was conducted for the Dementia Initiative. The literature search was conducted by UCLA researcher, Dr. Lené Levy-Storms and her research assistant, Lin Chen. Each research article was ranked in terms of its strength of evidence based on the Administration on Community Living (formerly Administration on Aging) guidelines – (http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/HPW/Title_IIID/index.aspx). The highest evidence ranking is for experimental or quasi-experimental studies published in a peer-review journal. The research articles are additionally organized into categories such as psychosocial practices, cognitive stimulation, and communication and language.