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Dementia, Older people

A guide to psychosocial interventions in early stages of dementia

This second edition is aimed at people living through the earlier stages of dementia, and we have therefore not included interventions that are predominantly used in care homes or in later stages of dementia.

31 July 2022

BPS Guidance

By Division of Clinical Psychology

This is the second edition of the Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in the early stages of Dementia. In recent years there has been rapid development of interventions and of research into the effectiveness of psychological and psychosocial interventions in dementia. While the first edition contained 24 separate entries, the current edition therefore includes 36 entries to reflect this growth. For example, arts-based and creative interventions have been researched increasingly, and we have therefore created separate entries.

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