This document covers the design of a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) to investigate the effects of a home-based exercise and support programme to help reduce depression in people with dementia and their caregivers. The aim is to work towards an evidence-based treatment to reduce depressive symptoms among people with dementia and their carers so that they may be assisted in continuing to live independently in the community for as long as possible.
Prick, AE. de Lange, J. [and] Scherder, E. [et al] (2011). Home-based exercise and support programme for people with dementia and their caregivers: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, November 25th 2012, Issue 11, 894. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).