Treating symptoms of depression in people with dementia: Are non-drug strategies a promising option?

Author: McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, McMaster University



Systematic Review of 40 studies on treatments for depressive disorders in elderly people with dementia. Drugs in combo with other interventions found more effective than drugs alone. Cognitive stimulation involved games, art therapy, or activities that aimed to improve orientation or encourage people to reminisce, one of effective non-drug therapies.

Published by: McMaster University

Publication Date: 2021

Country: Canada

Language: English

Type: Reports/Papers