Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Factors that Affect Quality of Life from the Perspective of People with Dementia: A Metasynthesis.

In patients with dementia and ongoing worsening cognitive function, four factors were found to improve happiness and decrease sadness: a) relationships (together vs alone); b) purpose in life (purposeful vs aimless), wellness perspective (well vs ill), and sense of place (located vs unsettled).  (J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jan;63(1):24-38.)
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