Article of the month – December 2019

The website committee has chosen the following article as publication of the month December

Stoner, C.R., Lakshminarayanan, M., Durgante, H. & Spector, A. (Dec 2019). Psychosocial interventions for dementia in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): a systematic review of effectiveness and implementation readiness. Aging & Mental Health.

Little is known about the effectiveness and implementation readiness of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia in low- and middle- income countries. This systematic review evaluated 17 articles describing 11 interventions (e.g. occupational therapy, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy). Of the included studies, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy appears to be the most implementation ready. Other interventions were judged similarly effective, but data was lacking on the implementation readiness.