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Case Study 1

Ms. S: early 70s with a diagnosis of moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease.
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Case Study 2

Mr. H: Late 70s with a diagnosis of mixed dementia.
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Mr. H

Age: Late 70s

Diagnosis: Mixed dementia, stage uncertain

Client status before Care Visions Healthy Ageing program:
  • Memory deficits, short-term memory loss
  • Daily disorientation
  • Episodes of significant suspicion
  • Episodes of agitation resulting in symptoms of distress shown through verbal and physical aggression
  • Social isolation.
Expectations from the family:
  • Seeking help in dealing with client’s suspicion, agitation, aggression, disorientation and increased isolation.
  • Reduction in family workload also sought.
Care Visions Healthy Ageing comprehensive non-pharmacological program:
  • Service duration: 8 months (delivered in home, 5 sessions a week)
  • Tailor-made program:
    • Assessment of triggers behind the patient’s delusions and suspicion, verbal and physical aggression.
    • Relevant non-pharmacological interventions, including daily reality orientation.
    • Provision of family education.
    • Rebuilding connections with ex-colleagues and neighbours.
    • Talking therapy was applied to help rebuild family relationships with the patient.
    • Reminiscence therapy, a reality orientation board and cognitive activities were implemented with the aim of helping to strengthen the patient’s memory and cognition.
    • Music therapy and gardening therapy were intended to help reduce changes in mood, encourage positive engagement, and help reignite interest in his former hobbies.
Program Outcomes:
  • Significant reduction was noted in verbally and physically aggressive symptoms of distress
  • Fewer episodes of suspicion and delusions
  • An increase in socialisation with neighbours and the community.
  • Improved relationships with family members.
  • Improved quality of life reported by family members
  • Reduced family workload.

The client and a family member have given explicit, written consent for the details of their case to be published.

Ms. S

Age: early 70s

Diagnosis: moderate stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Client status before Care Visions Healthy Ageing program:
  • Severe memory loss, increased episodes of suspicion
  • The client’s abilities of language expression and communication were extremely deteriorated; reduced level of cognitive functioning
  • Unstable mood and emotional lability, refused to bathe, found it difficult to follow instructions, as well as showing signs of deteriorated executive function.
Expectations from the family:
  • To maintain cognitive ability
  • To ease the pressure on family members.
Care Visions Healthy Ageing comprehensive non-pharmacological intervention program supported by the Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway:
  • Service duration: 4 months (delivered in home, 3 sessions a week)
  • A tailor-made program was as follows:
    • Started with psychological counselling and talking therapies to build trust.
    • Used music therapy to improve mood and provide emotional support.
    • Used cognitive activities tailored to the individual’s needs to stimulate cognition through physical exercises, memory exercises, hand-eye coordination exercises to maintain level of cognitive functioning.
    • Used reminiscence therapy relating to the hobbies of the client, looking at and reading a variety of images and articles to stimulate their long-term memory.
    • Provided emotional support to family members and advice on sharing care duties and related skills.
    • Developed cognitive stimuli that family members could use at home to improve their family’s ability to care.
Program Outcomes:
  • After 3 sessions:
    • The client and the therapist had built a trustful relationship
    • The client was able to greet the therapist by shaking hands.
  • After 1 month:
    • The client’s mood had improved significantly
    • When meeting the therapist, the client often said “I am so happy to see you!”
    • Family members were able to help her in the shower.
    • The client showed great interest in participating in cognitive activities and occasionally regained short-term memory skills.
  • After 4 months:
    • The mood of the client had improved significantly, resulting in a much better relationship with family members.
    • The client could recall names of a few key family members.
    • There was improved cognitive functioning and orientation.
    • Family members felt a lot more relaxed than before.
    • Quality of life of the family improved significantly.

The client and a family member have given explicit, written consent for the details of their case to be published.