Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid groups—Delivering cognitive stimulation with technology

ASTELL, Arlene J, SMITH, Sarah K, POTTER, Stephen and PRESTON‐JONES, Emily (2018). Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid groups—Delivering cognitive stimulation with technology. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 4 (1), 481-487.

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    Abstract

    Introduction Group-based cognitive stimulation is the only nonpharmacologic intervention recommended by the UK National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence for people with dementia. The potential of technology to extend the availability of group-based cognitive stimulation has not been tested. Methods One hundred sixty-one people with dementia participated in an eight-session group activity using Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid (CIRCA). Cognition, quality of life, and general health were assessed before intervention, postintervention, and 3 months later. Results There was a significant improvement in cognition and quality of life at the end of the CIRCA group intervention, which was further improved at 3-month follow-up. Discussion CIRCA group sessions improved cognition and quality of life similar to group-based cognitive stimulation approved by the National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence. These benefits were maintained at 3-month follow-up. The data confirm the potential of CIRCA, which can be populated with different cultural and language contents for different user groups.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2018.08.003
    Page Range: 481-487
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 10:02
    Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 10:02
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29029

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