The Science

“Wellness is…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– The World Health Organization

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Life Enrichment, What We Know

Linked Senior believes there are four key areas of research that support our approach:

What We Know - Step 1

Cognitive Outcomes

Multiple Biological Pathways Link Cognitive Lifestyle to Protection from Dementia Read the Article

Cognitive Stimulation and Cognitive and Functional Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study Read the Full Study

What We Know - Step 2

Dementia Behaviors and Care Planning

Association of a Communication Training Program with Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes Read the Article

Elderly Patients with Dementia-Related Symptoms of Severe Agitation and Aggression: Consensus Statement on Treatment Options, Clinical Trials Methodology, and Policy Read the Article

What We Know - Step 3

Non-Drug Therapeutic Strategies

The Use and Utility of Specific Non Pharmacological Interventions for Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: An Exploratory Study Read the Full Story

Can Agitated Behavior of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia be Prevented with the Use of Standardized Stimuli? Read the Article

What We Know - Step 4

Quality of Life

Comparison of Longer-Term Safety and Effectiveness of 4 Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients over Age 40; A Trial Using Equipoise-Stratified Randomization Read the Article

Utilization of Self-Identity Roles for Designing Interventions for Persons with Dementia Read the Article