Cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety in dementia: pilot randomised controlled trial.

  title={Cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety in dementia: pilot randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Aimee Spector and Georgina Charlesworth and Michael Bruce King and Miles Lattimer and Susan Sadek and Louise Marston and Amritpal Rehill and Juanita Hoe and Afifa Qazi and Martin R J Knapp and Martin Orrell},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={206 6},
BACKGROUND Anxiety is common and problematic in dementia, yet there is a lack of effective treatments. AIMS To develop a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) manual for anxiety in dementia and determine its feasibility through a randomised controlled trial. METHOD A ten-session CBT manual was developed. Participants with dementia and anxiety (and their carers) were randomly allocated to CBT plus treatment as usual (TAU) (n = 25) or TAU (n = 25). Outcome and cost measures were administered at… CONTINUE READING
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