This database contains 60 abstracts archived under the term: "intervention"
Objective: The role of cognition-focused interventions in reducing cognitive decline in older people remains uncertain. This study aimed to clarify whether a group cognitive activity (CA) strategy-training program would decrease the 2-year rate of cognitive decline of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).; Design: Randomized controlled trial.; Setting: One study site.; Participants: 160 older adults […]
Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess the effects of musical therapy, painting inanimate–animate object pictures, and orientation to time–place–person interventions on the cognitive state, depression, and anxiety levels of mildly-affected Alzheimer’s patients. Methods: The study using a quasi-experimental design was conducted with 27 mildly-affected Alzheimer’s patients. The effects of the […]
Alzheimer’s disease can be particularly devastating to those who are caring for their loved one with the condition. There have been recent calls for the tailoring of caregiving interventions to examine outcome differences between groups of caregivers and the reporting of effectiveness via longitudinal and specific outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine […]
Background: A multicomponent psychological intervention designed to alleviate neuropsychiatric symptoms and to improve communication in mild to moderate dementia was evaluated in a controlled trial. Components were (1) TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children)-based cognitive-behavioral and environmental interventions adapted for dementia and (2) music therapy. Methods: In a Pre-post design, […]
Purpose: Creative expression (CE) programs are emerging interventions to improve the quality of care and life of persons with dementia (PWDs) in long-term care settings. However, limited empirical evidence exists to support the effectiveness of these programs. Here, we report the findings from an assessment of the impact of TimeSlips (TS), a group storytelling program […]
Despite the importance of self-care for dementia caregivers, few interventions have included a focus on health behaviors. This study reports outcomes of a telephone-based exercise intervention designed for women caring for a spouse with dementia. Caregivers (N = 137) were randomized to intervention or control conditions. Participants with at- or below-median exercise scores at baseline […]
An individual, goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation intervention was conducted with AB, a 77-year-old woman with MCI. Outcomes were evaluated using a client-centred measure of goal achievement and an experimental associative learning task testing a skill practised in the intervention. Pre- and post-intervention fMRI scans were compared to examine changes in brain activation. Following intervention, AB showed […]
Purpose: The aim of this study was to translate the evidence-based Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) II intervention for use in 4 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). A secondary aim was to examine possible moderators of treatment outcome. Design and Methods: We used a quasi-experimental pre-post treatment design with no control group. A […]
It has already been established that animals can positively influence human quality of life and well-being in various ways (see Nestmann, 2005). This longitudinal field study, ‘Animals at the Johanniter-Stift Nursing Home’, is the first to investigate the effects of animal-assisted activities on the quality of life and well-being of elderly nursing home patients with […]
Introduction; The present research shows the results of a psychoeducational Intervention programme centered on the regulation of the emotion among Alzheimer patients’ caregivers. Materials and methods: 52 informal caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients participated. These caregivers were distributed into two groups: the experimental group (n = 20) and the control group (n = 32). All the […]
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