Implementation of a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Program in Long-Term Care

Individuals with dementia who exhibit adverse behaviors are often treated with psychotropic medications despite harmful side effects and recommendations to use non-pharmacological interventions. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) has consistently been shown to improve cognitive functioning and quality of life (QOL) in individuals with mild to moderate dementia, and reduce the number of adverse behaviors.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY Source Type: research
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