In addition to medication, what is the best treatment for psychosocial symptoms in people with dementia?
Clinical Bottom Line
Early rehabilitation efforts comprised of social and cognitive stimulation activities can positively affect Alzheimer’s disease. Group differences buffer some effects because they support the use of multisensory stimulation in therapy. Therefore, when considering therapeutic activities for treatment, the use of multisensory stimulation method may be appropriate. Therapists must use their own judgment about which intervention to do with each patient. However, as more evidence-based interventions become available, the more therapists can choose from and individualize the treatment to each patient (Ozdemir & Akdemir, 2009).
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Maunupau, Kamanu, "Effectiveness of multi-sensory stimulation on anxiety and depression in people with Alzheimer’s disease" (2009). Mental Health CATs. Paper 4.