Multidyad memory notebook intervention for very mild dementia: a pilot study.

@article{SchmitterEdgecombe2008MultidyadMN,
  title={Multidyad memory notebook intervention for very mild dementia: a pilot study.},
  author={Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe and Joni T Howard and Shital Prabodh Pavawalla and Lisa A. Howell and Alicia D. Rueda},
  journal={American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          477-87
        }
}
This pilot study examines the efficacy of a group memory notebook intervention. Five individuals with very mild dementia and 4 spouses who served as coaches attended 14 group treatment sessions. Therapists use educational strategies and learning activities packets to teach memory notebook use. At posttreatment, coaches report fewer symptoms of depression, and participants with very mild dementia report greater confidence in ability to obtain support. Modified laboratory memory testing reveals… CONTINUE READING

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