Implementación de un programa de estimulación cognitiva en personas con demencia tipo alzheimer: Un estudio piloto en chilenos de la tercera edad*

Claudia Miranda-Castillo, Franco Mascayano Tapia, Andrea Roa Herrera, Franco Maray Ghigliotto, Luciana Serraino Guerra

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a psychosocial intervention for people with dementia that has been successful in Anglo-Saxon population. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of CST in a sample of Chilean elders. The participants were 22 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in mild to moderate stage, who were living in a residential care home in the town of Quillota, Chile. In order to determine the effectiveness of the program, an experimental mixed design 2×2 (repeated measures) was employed. The sample was randomly assigned into two groups: intervention group (IG) and control group (CG). Three dimensions were assessed: cognition, quality of life and functional ability. After the intervention, the IG presented a significant improvement in their cognitive function and quality life. In contrast, the CG did not show positive changes in any dimension. In fact, CG showed a worsening in its cognitive deterioration. Both groups did not showed significant changes in functional ability. Even though intergroup comparisons did not yield significant differences, the IG showed an important improvement in cognitive function, compared with an increase in the progression of cognitive impairment in the CG. It is recommended that future research will contrast these results using a larger sample of people with AD.

Título traducido de la contribuciónImplementation of a cognitive stimulation program for people with alzheimer disease: A pilot study in a chilean elderly sample
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)445-456
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónUniversitas Psychologica
Volumen12
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 abr 2013

Palabras clave

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Latin America

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  • Psicología (todo)

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