Keynote speakers Caring for Older People: How Can We Do the Right Things Right? Topic: Essential Nursing Care You SHOULD ‘sweat the small stuff’. Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE. David A Richards PhD Professor of Mental Health Services Research and NIHR Senior Investigator, University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom We are designing and testing a new method of nursing based on a process called the ‘amalgamation of marginal gains’ (AMG). This has been used very successfully in sports and in some health care settings, but not so far in nursing. We will design the AMG system to help nurses achieve small improvements in many different areas leading to overall better quality care. This keynote will map out our research programme. Topic: Dementia Impact of Montessori-based activities on eating ability and agitation for demented elders. Prof. Li-Chan Lin PhD Yang Ming University, Taipei Agitated behaviors among people with dementia most often occur in response to activities of daily living (ADL), such as eating, bathing, or toileting, and structured activities have helped in the performance of ADL. The Montessori method is regarded as particularly suited for use with persons with dementia. Our studies confirmed the Montessori methods would be useful in elderly care and that in-service training for formal caregivers in the use of this intervention would be beneficial for patients. www.rotterdam2016.eu 13

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