There are a number of possible ways to group and categorise interventions in dementia care for example by the type of treatment approach used in this and the following chapter the main grouping is by the therapeutic goal with three major domains highlighted the maintenance of function including cognitive functions the management of behaviours that challenge and the reduction of . To assess the effects of music based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia on emotional well being including quality of life mood disturbance or negative affect behavioural problems social behaviour and cognition at the end of therapy and four or more weeks after the end of treatment. Classification and efficacy of the different therapies psychological therapies which are considered as a treatment for dementia include music therapy reminiscence therapy needs update cognitive reframing for caretakers validation therapy and mental exercise interventions may be used in conjunction with pharmaceutical treatment and can be classified within behavior emotion cognition . I have written often about the value of positive psychosocial and non pharmacological interventions for dementia including listing the numerous ones i personally use almost every day and although i find the article below quite useful i feel it may be missing the point in some ways by the way adls stands for activities of daily living of
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