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Evaluating the Research Process

University of Phoenix

HCS465

Carita Higgs

12/24/2012

Judith Curry

Introduction

This paper gives a literature review on Cognitive stimulation therapy in Alzheimer’s disease. The trial was give to determine the effectiveness of cognitive stimulation therapy in the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. There study was given in a randomized, controlled, rater-blind clinical trial in a military sanatorium. There were thirty two patients that have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease that has neuropsychiatric symptoms. All patients were put into cognitive or controlled groups for up to 10 weeks. The effective measures taken include the Mini Mental State Examination and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory.

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition characterized by deterioration in multiple cognitive areas, impairment in the ability to carry out daily activities, and a number of neuropsychiatric and behavioral. An individuals with Alzheimer’s disease experience neuropsychiatric symptoms like agitation and disturbances during the course of their illnesses. When an individual has neuropsychiatric problems it not only affects their quality of life but also put burdens on their family members. There are previous studies that show that cognitive stimulation/training therapy along with the pharmacological medication can stabilize or improve cognitive function in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Role of Literature review in this research article

The role of the literature review in this article points out the steps that was taken in the trial to assist the individuals involved to help control the depression and apathy using the cognitive stimulation process. The current study is more focused on increasing the research of cognitive stimulation on the individuals with neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with the Alzheimer’s disease...
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