Examining the Efficacy and Safety of Antidepressant Use in Elderly Individuals with Dementia in Nursing Homes (2019)
Dementia in Nursing Homes Dissertation – Dementia is defined as loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, logical reasoning and remembering. In England, approximately 676,000 people are estimated to have dementia. Anti-depressants are one of the commonly perspective drugs that are used for the treatment of depressive symptoms among the older adults with dementia. This research was conducted in the form of a systematic review taking into consideration the fact that the method facilitated adopting a systematic method for collecting secondary data.
The steps were conducted by two individual investigators, following which differences were set by partaking in group discussions that caused modification and alteration of the search standards. This led to the exclusion of 27 articles, and only 6 were finally incorporated in the thematic analysis. The pharmacological therapy and the non-harmacological therapy can be very useful in improving the condition of the dementia patients having depression. Most of the studies identified that the nurses had lack of knowledge regarding the condition that is dementia along with depression.
Therefore, it can be said that, nurses need more knowledge regarding the problem as well. However, a few studies also identified that the experience of the nurses are also very crucial. Non-pharmacological interventions can be implemented effectively for the treatment of depressive symptoms among the older adults with dementia and nurses required additional training in order to implement the non- pharmacological intervention as well as training related to the person- centered care for dementia patients.
The following systematic review will be guided towards the detection of the efficacy of the anti-depressant among the older adults with dementia. The research aims and objectives will be designed based on the detailed analysis of the research gap done through the conduction of a detailed literature review.
The systematic review of the primary studies conducted over the use of anti-depressant among the dementia patient will be helpful in highlighting the pros and cons behind the administration of the anti-depressant and at the same time will help to evaluate any alternative treatments that are used for the treatment of depression. Thus the main research questions over which this systematic review will be designed include effect of the anti-depressant among the older adults with dementia between the age group of 65 to 85 years.
- 12,000 words – 34 pages in length
- Excellent use of literature
- Good analysis of subject area
- Well written throughout
- Ideal for nursing students
Association of depression and dementia among the older adults
Person-centred care and dementia
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for depression management
Specified pharmacological interventions for depression management in dementia
Specified non-pharmacological interventions for depression management in dementia
Summary of the review and gap in research
Rationale of the review
Conclusion and Recommendation