Does cognitive stimulation therapy for older people with dementia benefit mental process and quality of life?

From: British Journal Of Psychiatry

Journal rating:
rating: 95%
Study Quality:
rating: 85%
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Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
rating: 55%
Partcipants
rating: 25%

Participants/situation

  • 201 participants with dementia.

Study

  • 115 people were randomised to the intervention group and 86 to the control group.
  • The intervention group consisted of a 14-session programme which ran twice a week for 45 min per session over 7 weeks. It was designed using the theoretical concepts of reality orientation and cognitive stimulation. Topics included using money, word games, the present day and famous faces.

Results

  • The intervention group improved significantly relative to the control group.
  • The authors conclude that the results compare favourably with trials of drugs for dementia. 

Answer

  • Yes (with confidence)

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