The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence, gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009.
This section of the AEU covers recent evidence on non-drug interventions for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
This includes research on:
- The use of psychological interventions to prevent cognitive decline.
- Exercise regimens for people with dementia.
- Other interventions such as occupational therapy (cost effectiveness analysis), dog-assisted therapy, simulated presence therapy and snoezelen.
This section also contains research on complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) including acupuncture and aromatherapy.
This AEU has since been updated in 2010. (See Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010).
2009 Annual Evidence Update on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. NHS Evidence: Later Life.