A pilot study in which participants who had recently received a diagnosis of dementia were randomised to either a 10-week group intervention or a waiting-list control. Memory clinic staff with limited previous experience of group therapy were trained to lead a 10-week group therapy intervention called ‘Living Well with Dementia’, incorporating psychotherapy and psycho-educational elements.
There were strong trends towards improvements in quality of life and self-esteem in the Living Well with Dementia group. The intervention can be delivered by staff who have relatively little background of leading group interventions.
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