Tag Archives: Reality Orientation

Systematic Review on Cognitive Therapy for Persons With Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary A review has been produced regarding the effectiveness of reality orientation, skills training and mixed cognitive training interventions as potential interventions for slowing or reversing cognitive impairment for people living with dementia. It found inconsistent and inconclusive results (as … Continue reading

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Exploring the Morality and Efficacy of White Lies and Deception in Dementia Care (MHF)

Summary The Mental Health Foundation (MHF)’s “Dementia: what is truth?” report explores strategies for handling the different realities and beliefs held by persons with dementia. It concludes, perhaps realistically, that judicious use of non-truths and half-truths may be justified if … Continue reading

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

Some of the following articles are available freely, while the full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, P.A. Moser, R.S. Glenn, M. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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Who Benefits Most From Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)? (University College London)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary The study investigated the factors which predict who is likely to benefit from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). Two hundred and seventy-two … Continue reading

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Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Improvement of Cognitive Function in Dementia? (Cochrane Database / BMJ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012; and later in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This BMJ article (and a … Continue reading

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