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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for the Treatment of Alzheimer's.

There is consistent evidence from multiple studies that support the benefit of cognitive stimulation programs for better cognition in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's. For example, a recent clinical trial showed that people with moderate Alzheimer's who underwent seven weeks of cognitive stimulation therapy showed better cognitive function on several cognitive measurement scales.1 In another study, a group of patients with Alzheimer's used a specially designed, rehabilitative computer program three times weekly for 12 weeks. This group showed significant improvement in memory, attention, executive function, and language skills after 12 weeks, and their achievements remained stable after six months.2

Sources: 1) Capotosto E, et al. Cognitive stimulation therapy in the Italian context: its efficacy in cognitive and non-cognitive measures in older adults with dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;32(3):331-340; 2) Cavallo M, et al. Computerized Structured Cognitive Training in Patients Affected by Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease is Feasible and Effective: A Randomized Controlled Study.

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Date:Sep 22, 2017
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