Outcomes of Expanded Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Group for Mild-Stage Dementia: Four-Month Follow-Up

Daniel YOUNG*, Petrus Y N NG, Daphne Cheng, Timothy Kwok, Shuyan YANG, Florence Ho, Vivan Mak, Andrew Lau

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Abstract

Purposes: This research aims to report the results of a 4-month follow-up study of an expanded cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) group that combines CST and Tai Chi on improving the cognitive abilities of community-dwelling Chinese elderly with mild-stage dementia (EwMD). Methods: Two-group pretest–posttest design was adopted in this study, involving 101 Chinese community-dwelling EwMD who had completed an expanded CST group conducted at a local elderly center. Cognitive abilities of the EwMD were assessed by standardized assessment tools at pretreatment (T1), posttreatment (T2), and the 4-month point after completion of treatment (T3). Results: The repeated-measures analysis of variance showed that after completing the expanded CST group, the improved cognitive abilities of participants could be maintained up to 4 months after the completion of treatment. Conclusions: This study demonstrated that treatment effects of the expanded CST group could be maintained up to 4 months after completion of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-735
Number of pages12
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • 4-month follow-up study
  • cognitive functioning
  • cognitive stimulation therapy
  • dementia
  • Tai chi

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