Proposal on Doll Therapy in Dementia Patients

Proposal on Doll Therapy in Dementia Patients

Introduction

Structurally this paper deals with “Doll Therapy in treatment of Dementia patients.” Dementia is a common condition to the aging population within the age bracket of 65-85 with Alzheimer’s type being the most common. Studies show that in US at least 10% of victims over the 65 years age brackets suffer from this condition whereas 50% of the victims are over the 85 years age brackets. This explains the reason why most of the long term care facility (LTCF) occupants are 65 years and above. The risk of development of dementia increases with age and manifests itself through malnutrition, sleeping problems, agitation, depressions, and wandering. (Stephens, A et al., 2013).This study hence seeks to establish a practical approach for the implementation and evaluation of the doll therapy for long term care unit to dementia caregivers, determine the efficacy of implementing the doll therapy to dementia patients in a care unit, and evaluate the feasibility of implementation of the doll therapy to dementia patients to prevent long-term complications to the elderly.

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Framework

The study shall embrace the “PICOT Model” designed by Pezzati R., (2014).This shall include elements such as (P) selecting institutionalized patients with the (O) aim of decreasing agitation and behavioral disturbance in dementia patients by providing doll therapy (C) study patients’ behaviors with no doll therapy (O) to manage behavioral and psychological disorders in these patients (T) residing within a long term facility. The study is scheduled to take place within a month to a pilot study that would help form an evaluation tool for the doll therapy as well as observe important elements significant to this study (Mitchell & Donnell, 2013).

Target Population

Limitations

Significance of the study

Research objectives

This study aims at meeting the following objectives:

  1. To establish a practical approach for the implementation and evaluation of the doll therapy for long term care unit to dementia caregivers.
  2. To determine the efficacy of implementing the doll therapy to dementia patients in a care unit.
  3. To evaluate the feasibility of implementation of the doll therapy to dementia patients to prevent long-term complications to the elderly….Continue Reading….

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