An evaluation of cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for people with dementia and a concomitant support group for their carers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604106
Title:
An evaluation of cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for people with dementia and a concomitant support group for their carers
Authors:
Bailey, Jan; Kingston, Paul; Alford, Simon; Taylor, Louise; Tolhurst, Edward
Abstract:
This research aimed to ascertain the impact of a pragmatic Cognitive Stimulation Therapy course of ten sessions on the cognitive function of people living with dementia and whether attending a concomitant carers support group was beneficial to carers. A mixed method quasi-experimental approach was adopted, data was collected pre and post intervention. The quantitative arm utilised three validated questionnaires rated by the carers. Qualitative data was collected via semi-structured interviews with carers regarding their perceptions of the impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and the carers support group Quantitative data analysis found no statistically significant differences within or between groups. The qualitative data demonstrated that carers perceived Cognitive Stimulation Therapy had some benefits for the people living with dementia, especially social benefits. Carers also perceived that attending the carers support group was beneficial for them in terms of gaining a better understanding of dementia, developing coping skills and having peer support. The study was limited in scale and further research with a larger sample, using direct measures of the impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy with people living with dementia and supplementary research exploring which characteristic of carers support groups are effective would be worthwhile.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Staffordshire University
Citation:
Bailey, J., Kingston, P., Alford, S., & Taylor, L. (2016). An evaluation of cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for people with dementia and a concomitant support group for their carers. Dementia, 1–19. DOI: 10.1177/1471301215626851
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Dementia
Publication Date:
18-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604106
DOI:
10.1177/1471301215626851
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1471301215626851
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1741-2684
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Janen
dc.contributor.authorKingston, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorAlford, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorTolhurst, Edward-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T16:15:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-31T16:15:35Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-18en
dc.identifier.citationBailey, J., Kingston, P., Alford, S., & Taylor, L. (2016). An evaluation of cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for people with dementia and a concomitant support group for their carers. Dementia, 1–19. DOI: 10.1177/1471301215626851en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1471301215626851en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604106en
dc.description.abstractThis research aimed to ascertain the impact of a pragmatic Cognitive Stimulation Therapy course of ten sessions on the cognitive function of people living with dementia and whether attending a concomitant carers support group was beneficial to carers. A mixed method quasi-experimental approach was adopted, data was collected pre and post intervention. The quantitative arm utilised three validated questionnaires rated by the carers. Qualitative data was collected via semi-structured interviews with carers regarding their perceptions of the impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and the carers support group Quantitative data analysis found no statistically significant differences within or between groups. The qualitative data demonstrated that carers perceived Cognitive Stimulation Therapy had some benefits for the people living with dementia, especially social benefits. Carers also perceived that attending the carers support group was beneficial for them in terms of gaining a better understanding of dementia, developing coping skills and having peer support. The study was limited in scale and further research with a larger sample, using direct measures of the impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy with people living with dementia and supplementary research exploring which characteristic of carers support groups are effective would be worthwhile.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1471301215626851en
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.subjectcarersen
dc.subjectCognitive Stimulation Therapyen
dc.subjectsupporten
dc.subjectburdenen
dc.titleAn evaluation of cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for people with dementia and a concomitant support group for their carersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1741-2684en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Staffordshire Universityen
dc.identifier.journalDementiaen
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