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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