Chapter 5. Psychosocial Interventions for Dementia: A Review

  1. Mario Maj2 and
  2. Norman Sartorius3
  1. Professor Franz Baro

Published Online: 26 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470861878.ch5

Dementia, Volume 3, Second Edition

Dementia, Volume 3, Second Edition

How to Cite

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Catholic University of Leuven, Psychiatric Centre Sint-Kamillus, Broeders van Liefde, Krijkelberg 1, B-3360 Bierbeck, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2002

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849637

Online ISBN: 9780470861875



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reality Orientation Therapy

  • Reminiscence

  • Validation Therapy

  • Behaviour Modification

  • Sensory Stimulation

  • Motor Activity

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Group Psychotherapy

  • Group Living

  • Therapeutic Buildings

  • Carer Support

  • Quality of Life

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • Psychosocial Dimensions of Dementia Care. Authored by Kathleen C. Buckwalter

  • First Experience, Then Evidence, Then Possibly New Criteria. Authored by M. Powell Lawton

  • The Development of Cognitive Neurorehabilitation for Alzheimer's Disease. Authored by Takashi Asada

  • Psychosocial Interventions and Behavioural Treatments for Dementia. Authored by Linda Teri

  • The Need for Greater Specificity in Psychosocial Interventions. Authored by Cornelia Beck

  • Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia: The Nature and Focus of Intervention, Outcome Measurement and Quality of Life. Authored by Sube Banerjee

  • General Comments on Psychosocial Interventions for Dementia. Authored by Edgar Miller

  • Changing Therapeutic Paradigms. Authored by Bernard Groulx

  • Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia: Attitudes, Approaches, Therapies and Quality of Life. Authored by Edmond Chiu

  • The Importance of Touch and Contact. Authored by Yoram Barak

  • The Need to Improvise and Look for Evidence. Authored by Abdel Moneim Ashour

  • The Need for Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia. Authored by Manuel Suárez Richards

  • Sharing and Supporting Families with Dementia. Authored by R. Srinivasa Murthy