Cognitive stimulation therapy improved cognition and quality of life in dementia
Q In people with dementia, does cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) improve cognition and quality of life?
Clinical impact ratings Mental health ★★★★★★☆ Geriatrics ★★★★★☆☆
randomised controlled trial.*
blinded (outcome assessors).
Follow up period:
23 day centres and residential homes (with ⩾15 people in each) in the UK.
201 people (mean age 85 y, 79% women) who met DSM-IV criteria for dementia, scored 10–24 on the Mini-Mental State Examination, were able to communicate, had sufficient vision and hearing to participate and use material in a group, and did not have major physical illness or disability.
CST (n = 115): fourteen …