Cognitive-behavioral treatment for depressed patients with Alzheimer’s disease. An open trial

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
Volume 71, Pages 1–8, February 14, 2017

José María García-Alberca


Background: Depression has a high prevalence among patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and it has a significant negative impact on their functioning. However, despite its significant impact and challenge, few treatment outcomes data are available to guide clinical care of depression among this population. We developed a cognitive-behavioral intervention to persons with AD. In this paper, we describe the intervention and results of an open trial evaluating its feasibility and utility.

Setting: Dementia Unit.

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