A study by the University College London has unveiled that people with dementia may benefit from psychological therapies, especially if they suffer from affective illnesses.
The study can be read in the journal eClinicalMedicine.
According to the UCL study, the data of more than 2.5 million people with past mental health problems were examined.
From the findings: “Psychological therapy may be beneficial for PLWD with depression or anxiety, but it is currently not as effective as for people without dementia.”
“More research is needed to improve access to psychological therapies and to understand this discrepancy and how therapies can be adapted to further improve outcomes.”