Question: In adults and older adults with memory difficulties (including mild cognitive impairment but excluding dementia), what is the most effective psychological intervention for improving patient outcomes?


There appeared to be some suggestion that various types of psychological interventions can improve outcomes in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Although three SRS and 5 RCTs were identified, the evidence base was weak.  The main limitation was failure to conduct an appropriate analysis that compared results between treatment groups; included SRs were also missing relevant studies.  This made it difficult to draw conclusions. Most studies were small and of short duration.  Further studies, or re-analysis of existing studies, using robust analysis methods that compare findings between treatment groups are required to be able to make firm recommendations.

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