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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Evaluation to Group Cognitive-Behavioral Dementia Caregiver Intervention in Latin America

American Journal of Alzheimer´s Disease & Other Dementias 2013

Abstract: Research identified there are unique cultural factors contributing to Dementia caregiving in Latin America but very few to caregiver interventions have been yet systematically piloted and evaluated in this region. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a group cognitive-behavioral intervention in improving the mental health of Dementia caregivers from Cali, Colombia. Cognitive-behavioral sixty-nine caregivers of individuals with Dementia were randomly assigned to the intervention or an educational control condition, both spanning 8 weeks. Compared to controls, the treatment group showed a higher satisfaction with life and lower depression and burden over the post test and 3-month follow-UPS although there was not effect of the condition on participants' stress levels.

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