Does the well-being of individuals with Down syndrome and dementia improve when using life story books and rummage boxes? A randomized single case series experiment

Crook, Nicola, Adams, Malcolm, Shorten, Nicola and Langdon, Peter E. (2016) Does the well-being of individuals with Down syndrome and dementia improve when using life story books and rummage boxes? A randomized single case series experiment. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background: This study investigated whether a personalized life story book and rummage box enhanced well-being and led to changes in behaviour for people with Down syndrome (DS) who have dementia. Materials and Methods: A randomized single case series design was used with five participants who had DS and a diagnosis of dementia. Participants were invited to take part in three conditions at random (i) life story book, (ii) rummage box and (iii) no-intervention condition. Results: The two reminiscence conditions were significantly associated with enhanced well-being as compared to the no-intervention condition. However, for one participant, the life story book was associated with significantly higher well-being, while for another participant, the rummage box was associated with significantly higher well-being, suggesting some participants may prefer one method over another. Conclusions: Personalized life story books and rummage boxes are associated with higher levels of well-being for people with DS and dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive stimulation therapy,dementia care mapping,learning disability
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 00:05
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 22:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57507
DOI: 10.1111/jar.12151

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