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Therapeutic use of dolls for people living with dementia: A critical review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia (14713012), July 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 801)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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28 news outlets
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3 blogs
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26 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

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Title
Therapeutic use of dolls for people living with dementia: A critical review of the literature
Published in
Dementia (14713012), July 2016
DOI 10.1177/1471301214548522
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gary Mitchell, Brendan McCormack, Tanya McCance

Abstract

There are a number of therapies currently available to assist healthcare professionals and carers with non-pharmacological treatment for people living with dementia. One such therapy that has been growing in clinical practice is doll therapy. Providing dolls to some people living with dementia has the potential to enhance personal well-being through increased levels of communication and engagement with others. Despite its potential for benefits, the practice is currently under-developed in healthcare literature, probably due to varied ethical interpretations of its practice.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 16%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Unspecified 6 10%
Other 16 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 21%
Unspecified 8 13%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Other 4 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 268. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 July 2018.
All research outputs
#40,632
of 12,667,142 outputs
Outputs from Dementia (14713012)
#1
of 801 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#676
of 199,679 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Dementia (14713012)
#1
of 11 outputs
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