In addition, it is not sufficiently recognized by doctors and is even more rarely treated properly. In addition, a significant proportion of residents receive antidepressants without a documented associated indication. Results Nursing home residents with dementia are a heterogeneous group in terms of physical function and depression. When applying the recommended limit of ≥8 to the CSDD, 23.5% of participants were classified as depressed.
The results revealed significant associations between higher CSDD scores (indicating more symptoms of depression) and lower BBS scores (95% CI: −0.12 to −0.02, p%3D0.00, CST of 30 s (95% CI) −0.54 to −0.07, p%3D0.00, as well as maximum walking speed (95% CI) −4.56 to −0.20, p%3D0.00, as well as maximum walking speed (95% CI) −4.56 to −0.20, p%3D0.00, and maximum walking speed (95% CI) −4.56 to −0.20, p%3D0.00 3D0.00 (which indicates a lower level) of physical function). The search equation found 536 and 1447 studies that explored depression and dementia, respectively, and their related health complications in long-term care facilities or nursing homes. Some studies indicate that residents of nursing homes with good physical function are less depressed than those with a low level of physical function,8 29, while others find no significant association between the two factors. Nursing home residents may be at risk of developing depression or their current mental health problems getting worse.
When nursing home residents feel that they have control over their activities, this has a positive influence on their health and well-being. Nursing home residents with dementia are a heterogeneous group in terms of physical function and depression. Other studies should investigate possible methods for motivating nursing home residents to participate in physical activity and how health workers in nursing homes could contribute to improved physical functioning and, therefore, possibly to reducing depressive symptoms in residents of nursing homes. Participants were enrolled in a physical exercise intervention trial (EXDEM), so they were likely to be fitter than the average nursing home population.
The study included a well-defined population of nursing home residents with mild and moderate dementia, defined by a score of 1 or 2 on the clinical dementia rating scale. Participants were recruited from three public nursing homes in Xi'ning, a city in Qinghai province with an average altitude of 2300 m (high-altitude area), and a large-scale nursing home in Guangzhou, a city in Guangdong province, with an average altitude of 10 m (low-altitude area). In conclusion, depression was common among nursing home residents, especially those living in high-altitude regions. Comparison of sleep disorders among nursing home residents in high and low altitude areas.