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Keywords

art therapy, dementia, depression, elderly, faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy

 

Authors

  1. Ceramidas, Dagmar M.

Abstract

Abstract: Minimizing depression in residential aged care facilities is a formidable challenge but doing so may improve quality of life and protect against dementia. A pilot project with residents with cognitive decline and concurrent depression tested the suitability of a faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention in reducing participant levels of depression, offering promising results.