Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Non-Pharmacological Treatments


Recent reviews and meta-analyses are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access may be required to obtain the full-text of the other articles.

The Bibliographic Citations

Forrester, LT. Maayan, N. Orrell, M. [et al] (2014). Aromatherapy for dementia. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 25th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003150. Full Text Link.

Singh, B. Parsaik, AK. Mielke, MM. [et al] (2014). Association of mediterranean diet with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: JAD. 2014; 39(2): 271-82.

Faggion, CM Jr. (2013) Critical appraisal of evidence supporting the placement of dental implants in patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Gerodontology. December 10th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Fossey, J. Masson, S. Stafford, J. [et al] (2014). The disconnect between evidence and practice: a systematic review of person-centred interventions and training manuals for care home staff working with people with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. February 18th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Wayne, PM. Walsh, JN. Taylor-Piliae, RE. [et al] (2014). Effect of Tai Chi on cognitive performance in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. January 2nd 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Whear, R. Abbott, R. Thompson-Coon, J. [et al] (2014). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behavior symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. March 2014; 15(3): 185-93. Full Text Link.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. Buckwalter, K. Beattie, E. [et al] (2014). Expanded review criteria: the case of nonpharmacological interventions in dementia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: JAD. February 27th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Forbes, D. Blake, CM. Thiessen, EJ. [et al] (2014). Light therapy for improving cognition, activities of daily living, sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric disturbances in dementia. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 26th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003946. Full Text Link.

Hurley, RV. Patterson, TG. Cooley, SJ. (2014). Meditation-based interventions for family caregivers of people with dementia: a review of the empirical literature. Aging & Mental Health. April 2014; 18(3): 281-8.

Solfrizzi, V. Panza, F. (2014). Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline. A lesson from the whole-diet approach: what challenges lie ahead? Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: JAD. 2014; 39(2): 283-6.

Ghosh S, Libon D, Lippa C. (2013). Mild cognitive impairment: a brief review and suggested clinical algorithm. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. December 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Zhou, L. Zhang, YL. Cao, HJ. [et al] (2014). [Treating vascular mild cognitive impairment by acupuncture: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. December 2013; 33(12): 1626-30. Chinese.

Testad, I. Corbett, A. Aarsland, D. [et al] (2014). The value of personalized psychosocial interventions to address behavioral and psychological symptoms in people with dementia living in care home settings: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics. February 24th 2014: 1-16. [Epub ahead of print].

Brunoni, AR. Vanderhasselt, MA. (2014). Working memory improvement with non-invasive brain stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain and Cognition. February 7th 2014; 86C:1-9. [Epub ahead of print].

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