Martin Haupt

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OBJECTIVES It has been convincingly demonstrated that in dementia, psychoeducative group intervention with caregivers positively impacts on motivation for care and satisfaction of the caregivers. It has, however, been neglected to examine the effect of psychoeducative group intervention on the behavioural and psychological symptoms of the demented patients.(More)
BACKGROUND The number of individuals at risk for dementia will probably increase in ageing societies as will the array of preventive and therapeutic options, both however within limited economic resources. For economic and medical purposes valid instruments are required to assess disease processes and the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for different(More)
Agitation, aggression, and psychosis are among the most troublesome behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and impair the lives of dementia patients and their caregivers. Atypical antipsychotics have been widely prescribed to improve these BPSD. However, in a number of trials with atypical antipsychotics, a consistent increase in overall(More)
Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, progressively takes the ability of acting autonomously from the sufferers, makes them more and more dependent from their partners and eventually dissolves their personal identity. The present 2-year study which conducted a novel form of family-centered group therapy with demented patients and their(More)
The present case delineates the results of a 30-month combined pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment in a mildly to moderately depressed patient with early Alzheimer's dementia. At onset and during following visits, clinical examination and standardized test procedures for measuring cognitive and emotional changes were completed. Treatment results(More)