Systematic Review of Efficacy, Feasibility, and Cost-Effectiveness of Cognitive Intervention in Alzheimer Disease (Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders)

Summary

The authors of this systematic review attempted to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), estimate their feasibility and assess their cost-effectiveness. On the basis of four randomised controlled trials of cognitive intervention it was found that global cognitive functioning showed significant intervention effects (as measured by Mini-Mental State Examination) but no clear effects were discernible otherwise. The authors highlight a shortage of well-controlled trials in this area and advise caution in interpreting results in advance of higher-quality research in future.

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Reference

Alves, J. Magalhães, R. [and] Thomas, RE. [et al] (2013). Is there evidence for cognitive intervention in alzheimer disease? A systematic review of efficacy, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, January 2013, Epub ahead of print. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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