Efficacy of a Therapuetic Program for Memory/ Neuropsychological Deficits in a Mild Cognitive Decline/Dementia Population
2Director of Assessment Program, United Psychological Services, USA
Received Date: September 24, 2018; Published Date: October 15, 2018
This is an ongoing study using a population of adults who have been evaluated and diagnosed with mild cognitive decline/ dementia. Adults ranging in age from 34 to 90 years old, with more of the population falling within the range of 60 to 80 years, were typically referred for evaluation by their primary care physician or treating specialist (neurologist or cardiologist). They participated in a treatment program completed in an outpatient therapeutic setting employing the use of a specific individualized neurocognitive training program. Patients received cognitive behavioral therapy as well as neurocognitive training in the context of a therapy session twice per week. The program consists of game like activities that are individually designed based upon the neuropsychological evaluation results. Patients are re-evaluated within six months to a year, the program is changed to accommodate the results of re-evaluation. This is an ongoing study published last in May of 2018 .