Article of the month July 2019

The website committee selected as paper of the month July: Charras K, Dramé M. Treatment Indications in Clinical Practice and Applied Research on Psychosocial Interventions for People With Dementia. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2019 Jul 17:1533317519859213. doi: 10.1177/1533317519859213 [Epub ahead of print].

This paper addresses the fact that clinical trials fail to prove effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for people with different types and levels of severity of dementia. Reviewing 12 Cochrane papers the authors provide an understanding of how and to what extent treatment indications, which are normal in pharmacological treatments, should be involved in psychosocial interventions. Several implications and recommendations for research and clinical practice with regard to treatment indications for psychosocial interventions are provided, to improve the effectiveness of these interventions.