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The impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy groups on people with dementia: views from participants, their carers and group facilitators

Objectives: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) can lead to significant improvements in cognitive function and quality of life for people with dementia. This study sought to investigate whether improvements found in clinical trials were also noted by people with dementia, their carers and group facilitators in everyday life.

Method: Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted with people attending CST groups, their carers and the group facilitators. Data were recorded and transcribed, before being analysed using Framework Analysis.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Wheeling-dealing therapies

Reports on an award-winning mobile project in the West Country that uses complementary therapies to help people with dementia and their carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Primrose: an Alzheimer’s Society branch on wheels

James Feeney, Dawn John and Christina Maciejewski describe the work of the Alzheimer’s Society Cardiff Carers’ Bus

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

What to tell dementia caregivers: the rule of threes

Objectives: To determine and prioritise what information dementia caregivers wish to know at the time of diagnosis and later on in the illness, and in what form this information should be presented.

Method: 100 carers were recruited from community mental health teams (CMHT) and a memory clinic (MC). A semi-structured Carer Interview was administered covering possible symptoms and management.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15