Non-Pharmacological Treatments (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2009)


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.

Read more: NHS Evidence – Later life – Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2009: Non-pharmacological Treatments.

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.

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