A New Comprehensive Educational Group Program for Older Adults with Cognitive Complaints: Background, Content, and Process Evaluation

Esther Hoogenhout, Renate De Groot, Jelle Jolles

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a comprehensive group intervention for older adults with cognitive complaints. It offers psycho-education about cognitive aging and contextual factors, focuses on skills and compensatory behaviour, and incorporates group discussion. The intervention reduced negative emotional reactions towards cognitive functioning in a controlled study in healthy women aged 60 to 75 years. Its background and content are described in detail to enable replication and large-scale implementation. Therefore, a process evaluation was carried out. The results support participants’ appreciation and point to better self-evaluations after intervention. This intervention may offer a valuable contribution to public health care for older adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-73
    Number of pages23
    JournalEducational Gerontology
    Volume37
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2010

    Keywords

    • group intervention
    • cognitive complaints

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