Article of the month August

The INTERDEM website committee selected as paper of the month August, the article by Wilz. et al. In this paper, secondary analyses were done to assess if individual goals of caregivers of people with dementia were met by a telephone intervention based on cognitive behavioural therapy. Personalised interventions and valuable outcomes for individuals receive more attention in the past decade. In this study the Goal attainment questionnaire was used to assess these valuable outcomes. Results showed that nearly all participants reported meaningful improvements with regard to their personal goals. Also, treatment compliance and implementation were highly satisfactory. To read more, please look at:

Wilz G, Weise L, Reiter C, Reder M, Machmer A, Soellner R. Intervention Helps Family Caregivers of People With Dementia Attain Own Therapy Goals. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2018 Aug;33(5):301-308. doi: 10.1177/1533317518769475. Epub 2018 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 29660988