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Faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy: easing depression in the elderly with cognitive decline


Ceramidas, Dagmar M.


Journal Of Christian Nursing: A Quarterly Publication Of Nurses Christian Fellowship, Volume: 29, No.: 1, Pages.: 42-48

Year of Publication



Minimizing depression in residential aged care facilities is a formidable challenge but doing so may improve quality of life and protect against dementia. A pilot project with residents with cognitive decline and concurrent depression tested the suitability of a faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention in reducing participant levels of depression, offering promising results.;


aged, art therapy, christianity, cognitive therapy, dementia, depression, geriatric nursing, humans, methods, nursing, pilot projects, program evaluation, therapy

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Types of Study

Before and After Study

Type of Outcomes

Depression and Anxiety


Long Term Residential Care without medically trained staff

Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Arts and Music Interventions (including Art and Music Therapy), Behavioural Therapies