Management of apathy in nursing homes using a teaching program for care staff: the STIM-EHPAD study
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 06/21/2012
Leone E et al. – Apathy is rarely identified as a problem in nursing home. Emotional blunting was the only dimension sensitive to change. Failure to improve residents' level of interest could be explained by the difficulties encountered in accessing information regarding the subjects' personal interests. But it remains possible to modify residents' emotional reactivity and staff's perceptions of residents' behaviors and emotions.