An Integrative Literature Review on the Implementation of Chair Yoga Versus Standard of Care to Improve Mobility in Older Adult Dementia Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Falls

An Integrative Literature Review on the Implementation of Chair Yoga Versus Standard of Care to Improve Mobility in Older Adult
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Older adults with dementia present a higher risk for falls than their healthy counterparts due to disease-related cognitive and physical changes and deconditioning from low mobility during hospitalization. Deconditioning can compromise the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) after hospitalization leading to poor recovery outcomes, loss of independence, and decreased quality of life from increased dependence on caregivers. As the aging population continues to grow globally so does the need to address gaps in scientific literature regarding mobility of hospitalized older adults with dementia. Chair yoga has shown promise as an intervention to address low mobility for this vulnerable population. The purpose of this project, an integrative literature review of original randomized control trials (RCTs), is to assess the current evidence of implementation of chair yoga versus standard of care to provide recommendations for interventions and guidelines to improve mobility in hospitalized older adults with dementia who are at risk for falls. To date no RCTs have been conducted utilizing chair yoga as an intervention to improve mobility for hospitalized older adults with dementia who are at risk for falls. The use of yoga as intervention is still considered in its infancy stage in the scientific literature; thus, further research is recommended to investigate chair yoga for hospitalized older adults with dementia to build a greater body of knowledge and evidence.

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