Science and Research Articles

We see a lot of information about clinical trials of Alzheimer´s drugs available on the web, but significantly less about trials of non–drug treatment interventions. Dementia treatment options This may be because non-drug treatments and therapies are lacking in the promise of a quick cure. Nevertheless, non-drug (non-invasive) therapeutic approaches can help reduce both physical and psychological problems in persons diagnosed with dementia as well as their caregivers. Collectively, there is growing scientific evidence which supports neuro-adaptive dementia treatment approaches. There is also renewed interest in using non-drug strategies to improve quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer´s and dementia, their families and caregivers. These studies represent only a fraction of the information becoming available relating to non–invasive treatment approaches and quality of life enrichment for dementia and we invite you to come back to this section often for regular updates.

Links to further studies and information

  1. A Critical Review of Memory Stimulation Programs in Alzheimer's Disease
  2. The Public Impact of Alzheimer´s Disease, 2000–2050 Potential Implication of Treatment Advances
  3. Cognitive Plasticity in Alzheimer´s Disease Patients Receiving Cognitive Stimulation Programmes
  4. Cognitive Stimulation of Patients Study
  5. Efficacy of a Cognitive Intervention for the Therapeutic Treatment of AD
  6. Memory Training in Early AD Study
  7. MMSE Tracking decline
  8. From the National Institute on Aging – What Can Be Done to Slow the Progression of AD and to Lessen it´s Effects?
  9. An excellent study demonstrating the significant benefits of Non–Pharmaceutical interventions for the treatment of dementia.
  10. Improving Quality of Life in Individuals with Dementia The Role of Nonpharmacologic Approaches in Rehabilitation
  11. Knapp M, L. Thorgrimsen, A. Patel, A. Spector, A. Hallam, B. Woods, M. Orrell. "Cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia: cost-effectiveness analysis." Br J Psychiatry. 2006 Jun 188 574-80.
  12. Learning Therapy Improves Cognitive Function in Dementia