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A randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention promoting activity, independence and stability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia (PrAISED) - A Protocol (2019)
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Bajwa, R. K., Goldberg, S. E., Van Der Wardt, V., Burgon, C., Di Lorito, C., Godfrey, M., …Harwood, R. H. (2019). A randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention promoting activity, independence and stability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia (PrAISED) - A Protocol. Trials, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3871-9

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: People with dementia progressively lose cognitive and functional abilities. Interventions promoting exercise and activity may slow decline. We developed a novel intervention to promote activity and independence and p... Read More about A randomised controlled trial of an exercise intervention promoting activity, independence and stability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia (PrAISED) - A Protocol.

Factors influencing adherence to home-based strength and balance exercises among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) (2019)
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Hancox, J. E., van der Wardt, V., Pollock, K., Booth, V., Vedhara, K., & Harwood, R. H. (2019). Factors influencing adherence to home-based strength and balance exercises among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED). PLoS ONE, 14(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217387

Background Older adults with dementia are at a high risk of losing abilities and of accidental falls. Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) is a 12-month person-centred exercise and activity programme which aims... Read More about Factors influencing adherence to home-based strength and balance exercises among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED).

Systematic scoping review of frameworks used to develop rehabilitation interventions for older adults (2019)
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Booth, V., Hood-Moore, V., Hancox, J. E., Logan, P., & Robinson, K. R. (2019). Systematic scoping review of frameworks used to develop rehabilitation interventions for older adults. BMJ Open, 9(2), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024185

Objectives: Rehabilitation interventions for older adults are complex as they involve a number of interacting components, have multiple outcomes of interest and are influenced by a number of contextual factors. The importance of rigorous intervention... Read More about Systematic scoping review of frameworks used to develop rehabilitation interventions for older adults.

A scoping review of behaviour change theories in adults without dementia to adapt and develop the ‘PHYT in dementia’, a model promoting physical activity in people with dementia (2019)
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Di Lorito, C., Pollock, K., Harwood, R., das Nair, R., Logan, P., Goldberg, S., …Van Der Wardt, V. (2019). A scoping review of behaviour change theories in adults without dementia to adapt and develop the ‘PHYT in dementia’, a model promoting physical activity in people with dementia. Maturitas, 121, 101-113. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.01.008

Introduction: Research has established that exercise and physical activity can improve executive functioning, independence and quality of life in people with dementia. A dedicated theory explaining behaviour change in relation to physical activity i... Read More about A scoping review of behaviour change theories in adults without dementia to adapt and develop the ‘PHYT in dementia’, a model promoting physical activity in people with dementia.

Protocol for the process evaluation of the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED 2) Randomised Controlled Trial (2019)
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Di Lorito, C., Pollock, K., Harwood, R., das Nair, R., Logan, P., Goldberg, S., …Van Der Wardt, V. (2019). Protocol for the process evaluation of the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED 2) Randomised Controlled Trial. Maturitas, 122, 8-21. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.01.001

Introduction. Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED 2) is a randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of an intervention to promote activity and independence amongst people... Read More about Protocol for the process evaluation of the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED 2) Randomised Controlled Trial.

A development study and randomised feasibility trial of a tailored intervention to improve activity and reduce falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia (2018)
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Harwood, R. H., van der Wardt, V., Goldberg, S. E., Keamey, F., Logan, P., Hood-Moore, V., …Orrell, M. (2018). A development study and randomised feasibility trial of a tailored intervention to improve activity and reduce falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-018-0239-y

Background: People with dementia progressively lose abilities and are prone to falling. Exercise- and activity-based interventions hold the prospect of increasing abilities, reducing falls, and slowing decline in cognition. Current falls prevention... Read More about A development study and randomised feasibility trial of a tailored intervention to improve activity and reduce falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia.

Promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment (PrAISED): development of an intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia (2018)
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Booth, V., Harwood, R. H., Hood-Moore, V., Bramley, T., Hancox, J. E., Robertson, K., …Logan, P. (2018). Promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment (PrAISED): development of an intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Clinical Rehabilitation, 32(7), 855-864. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215518758149

This series of articles for rehabilitation in practice aims to cover a knowledge element of the rehabilitation medicine curriculum. Nevertheless, they are intended to be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience. The competency addressed in this ar... Read More about Promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment (PrAISED): development of an intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Understanding the theoretical underpinning of the exercise component in a fall prevention programme for older adults with mild dementia: a realist review protocol (2016)
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Booth, V., Harwood, R. H., Hood, V., Masud, T., & Logan, P. A. (2016). Understanding the theoretical underpinning of the exercise component in a fall prevention programme for older adults with mild dementia: a realist review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0212-x

Background Older adults with mild dementia are at an increased risk of falls. Preventing those at risk from falling requires complex interventions involving patient-tailored strength- and balance-challenging exercises, home hazard assessment, visu... Read More about Understanding the theoretical underpinning of the exercise component in a fall prevention programme for older adults with mild dementia: a realist review protocol.

The Association of Specific Executive Functions and Falls Risk in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early-Stage Dementia (2015)
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Harwood, R., Logan, P., van der Wardt, V., Logan, P. A., Hood, V., Booth, V., …Harwood, R. H. (2015). The Association of Specific Executive Functions and Falls Risk in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early-Stage Dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 40(3-4), 178-185. https://doi.org/10.1159/000433523

Background/Aims: Impairment in executive function is associated with a heightened risk for falls in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. The purpose of this study was to determine which aspects of executive function are assoc... Read More about The Association of Specific Executive Functions and Falls Risk in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early-Stage Dementia.

Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment: A systematic review of reviews (2015)
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Harwood, R., Booth, V., Booth, V., Logan, P., Harwood, R. H., & Hood, V. (2015). Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment: A systematic review of reviews. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(6), 289-296. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2015.22.6.289

Aim: This critical review explores the review material on falls prevention interventions in older adults with a cognitive impairment such as dementia. Method: A critical, systematic, review of review method was used. Five large electronic databas... Read More about Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment: A systematic review of reviews.