Multistimulation Group Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

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Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation

Status

Completed

Conditions

Alzheimer's Disease

Treatments

Other: Multidimensional stimulation group therapy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01893398
FdG_AD_01

Details and patient eligibility

About

Our previous findings support the notion that group activity program, based on cognitive stimulation, recreational-occupational activities and physical-psychomotor exercises, can lead to an improvement in behavioral aspects for people with Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The purpose of this study is to clarify the efficacy of a rehabilitation program in outpatients affected by AD in mild to moderate stages.

Enrollment

60 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65 to 85 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

* diagnosis of possible/probable AD * mild to moderate stage of AD (MMSE score of 15 - 24)and CDR score of 1-2 * range years in age (65-85) and in school attendance (5-17) * right handed

Exclusion criteria

* severe aphasia (Token test score \< 20) * severe auditory and/or visual loss * overt severe behavioral disturbances (delusions, hallucinations, agitation) * recent (three month before the MST) introduction or dose modification of the following pharmacological treatments: cholinesterase inhibitor, memantine, antidepressant or antipsychotic drugs.

Trial design

60 participants in 2 patient groups

rehabilitation (MST) program
Experimental group
Description:
The Multidimensional Stimulation group therapy (MST) involved three levels of treatment. The first level was focused on PWA, the second level involved the caregiver, while the third one the dyad PWA-caregiver.
Treatment:
Other: Multidimensional stimulation group therapy
Usual care program
No Intervention group
Description:
Usual care PWA program

Trial contacts and locations

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