Non-Pharmacological Therapies in Different Types of Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Wide Perspective from Theory to Practice


Elisabetta Farina (Editor)
S. Maria Nascente Clinical Research Center, Don Gnocchi Foundation, Milan, Italy, Laboratory for the Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Cognitive Acquired Disturbances, Milan, Italy

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

This book presents current research in the study of non-pharmacological treatment proposed in dementia care. Topics discussed include cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation, oral and reading comprehension, new technologies, educational intervention for caregivers, and contributions of pharmacological therapies. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Evaluating Oral Reading and Reading Comprehension in Patients with Dementia: A Comparison of Generic and Personally Relevant Stimuli (pp. 1-14)
Jeanette E. Benigas and Michelle S. Bourgeois (

Chapter 2 – Exploring the Use of Two Different Gardens by Residents in a Special Care Unit for People with Dementia (pp. 15-30)
Antonio Guaita, Erminia Gadler, Giovanni Andreoni, Marinella Mancuso, Riccardo Perelli Cippo, Chiara Cutaia, Mauro Colombo and Silvia Vitali

Chapter 3 – Practical Protocol for Implementing Cognitive Stimulation in Persons with Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (pp. 31-40)
Ann M. Kolanowski, Nikki Hill, Linda Clare and Patricia Marx

Chapter 4 – How Do People with Dementia and Their Carers Evaluate the Meeting Centers Support Programme? (pp. 41-62)
Rose-Marie Dröes, Franka J. M. Meiland, Mirjam J. Schmitz and Willem van Tilburg

Chapter 5 – Pilot Study Protocol of an Educational Intervention for Caregivers of People with Psychological and Behavioral Symptoms Due to Dementia (pp. 63-72)
S. F. Vitali, C. Cutaia and R. Vaccaro

Chapter 6 – The Additional Contribution of Combination of Pharmacological Therapy and Cognitive Stimulation in Alzheimer’s Disease: Review of the Literature (pp. 73-82)
Maria Cotelli, Rosa Manenti and Orazio Zanetti

Chapter 7 – Cognitive Rehabilitation in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study (pp. 83-92)
Elena Farini, Paola Frasson, Giada Caramatti, Eleonora Catricalà, Jubin Abutalebi, Alessandra Marcone and Stefano F. Cappa

Chapter 8 – From Smartphone to External Semantic Memory Device: The Use of New Technologies to Compensate for Semantic Deficits (pp. 93-112)
Sonia Routhier, Joël Macoir, Hélène Imbeault, Séverine Jacques, Hélène Pigot, Sylvain Giroux, Albert Cau and Nathalie Bier

Chapter 9- Effectiveness (or Not?) of Cognitive Rehabilitation in a Person with Semantic Dementia (pp. 113-120)
Fabiana Villanelli, Annamaria Russo, Raffaello Nemni and Elisabetta Farina

Chapter 10 – Impact of Non Pharmacologic Interventions on People with Dementia and Their Caregivers: A French Perspective (pp. 121-128)
Florence Bonté


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