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Valuing the caregiver: a feasibility study of an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) group intervention for dementia caregivers

Purpose: This study aims to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a new group intervention, using an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach, developed for dementia caregivers. Preliminary data regarding the effectiveness of the intervention was also collected. Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental design is used involving pre- and post-intervention data from four different intervention sites, along with three-month follow-up data.

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 11:08

Group cognitive behavioural therapy for family caregivers of people with dementia: A single-arm pilot study

No abstract. Discusses a  trial in Japan to demonstrate feasibility and efficacy of a multi‐component intervention for caregivers of people with dementia comprising CBT and positive psychology.

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 15:55

‘Dancing down memory lane’: circle dancing as a psychotherapeutic intervention in dementia: a pilot study

Background: There is increasing recognition that psychological interventions for people with dementia and their carers are of value. Neuropsychological considerations and an exploration of the literature point towards the potential benefits of non-verbal, body-oriented interventions to work psychotherapeutically with people as their cognitive abilities deteriorate.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Service users’ involvement in the development of a maintenance cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) programme: a comparison of the views of people with dementia, staff and family carers

This study reports on the process of developing a maintenance programme manual following the Medical Research Council guidelines representing the ‘phase I’ or modelling. This study uses an inductive thematic analysis approach to examine user perceptions on the maintenance cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) programme. Three focus groups were carried out with people with dementia, three with staff, and three with family carers of people with dementia. In total 17 people with dementia, 13 staff and 18 family carers took part in separate focus groups.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

The experience of family carers attending a joint reminiscence group with people with dementia: a thematic analysis

Reminiscence therapy has the potential to improve quality of life for people with dementia. In recent years reminiscence groups have extended to include family members, but carers’ experience of attending joint sessions is undocumented. This qualitative study explored the experience of 18 family carers attending ‘Remembering Yesterday Caring Today’ groups. Semi-structured interviews were transcribed and subjected to thematic analysis.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12