REM

Perez-Saez 2021

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Reminiscence Therapy (RT)
Dosage and Duration
Intervention group (n = 74) received 26 individual RT sessions, twice a week for 13 weeks. Control group (n = 74) maintained their treatment as usual.
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia

NCT02319681

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Protocol/Planned
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Simple Reminiscence//Attention Control
Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
NCT02319681//IRB00075912
Dosage and Duration
Simple Reminiscence (SR) is a 30-minute psychoeducational activity administered by a trained RA at 4 home visits (week 2, week 3, week 7, and week 19). SR has a didactic component using the SR manual that the couple retains, viewing one of the brief video-vignettes illustrating the application of reminiscence techniques (a different video-vignette will be viewed at each visit), and facilitation of caregiver practice in applying the techniques, using a recent example of anxiety-linked experience of the person with early Alzheimer's disease. Attention control (AC) is a 30-minute activity in which the person with early AD, the caregiver and the RA review and discuss the day's newspaper headlines. The RA will use communication techniques specifically designed to keep the conversation present focused at 4 home visits (week 2, week 3, week 7, and week 19).
Health Status/Diagnosis
Alzheimer Disease (AD)//Caregivers

ISRCTN54996662

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Ongoing
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Narrative Nostalgia//Music-evoked Nostalgia//Narrative Control//Music Control
Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
ISRCTN54996662
Dosage and Duration
Intervention groups:
1. Narrative nostalgia - Participants will be provided with a definition of nostalgia and instructed to bring to mind an event that makes them feel nostalgic. Participants will be asked to write down four keywords relevant to this nostalgic event (i.e., words that describe the experience).
2. Music-evoked nostalgia - Participants will listen to one of three nostalgic songs that they have previously identified. They will be asked to immerse themselves in the nostalgic experience. They will then be asked to write down four keywords relevant to this nostalgic event (i.e., words that describe the experience).
Control groups:
1. Narrative control - Participants will be instructed as follows: "Please bring to mind an ordinary event in your life. Specifically, try to think of a past event that is ordinary. Bring this ordinary experience to mind. Immerse yourself in the ordinary experience. How does it make you feel? Please spend a couple of minutes thinking about how it makes you feel. Please write down four keywords relevant to this ordinary event (i.e., words that describe the experience)?".
2. Music control - Participants in this group will be given the favourite nostalgic song of a yoked partner in the music-evoked nostalgia group to listen to via an audio device. They will then be asked to write down four keywords relevant to this event (i.e., words that describe the experience).
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia

NCT02265757 / CEBIPODD

Study Aim
Treatment MCI
Current Status of Trial
Ongoing
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Computer Brain Fitness Training//Support Group//Wellness Education//Physical Exercise//Cognitive Rehabilitation//Combination of Interventions
Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
NCT02265757//14-000885//CEBIPODD
Dosage and Duration
There are 4 groups with combinations of 5 different interventions. In each of the 4 groups, one of the interventions is missing. The computer brain fitness intervention consists of 45-60 minutes of training daily in the program and 250 minutes of computerized brain training per week for 18 months post program. The support group (patient and partner) meets for 45-60 minutes daily. It will use the LifeBio Memory Journal© as a basis for reminiscence-focused group sessions. The care partner support group meets separately from the patient group for 45-60 minutes daily.
The wellness education component will involve daily 60-minute group sessions with topics including Introduction to the Program, Living with MCI, Changes in Roles, Communication and Relationships, Sleep Hygiene, Steps to Healthy Brain Aging, Preventing Dementia, MCI and Depression, Nutrition and Exercise, Safety and Assistive Technologies, and Participating in Research, Community Resources, Meaning and Purpose, and Joy. The HABIT physical exercise intervention is intended to initiate and sustain a schedule rather than a type of physical activity. HABIT will provide a customized DVD as a supplement for continued use and practice after the program to those that opt to continue yoga. Will use an activity log completed by the partner to track activity level of the participants during the 18 month follow-up period. The cognitive rehabilitation group will provide each couple with memory compensation training 5 days per week for 2 weeks, with initial and ending adherence sessions. All sessions will involve 45- 60 minutes of training.

Health Status/Diagnosis
Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI)

Haslam 2014a

Study Aim
Cognitive Enhancement (healthy)
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Story reminiscence//Secular song reminiscence//Religious song reminiscence conditions.
Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
Haslam 2014a
Dosage and Duration
There were 12 reminiscence sessions for each group in total, two per week that were held on the same days over the six-week intervention, each lasting about 30 minutes. 1) Story reminiscence with two sessions dedicated to one theme; 2) Secular song reminiscence in which songs from the 1920s through the 1970s were introduced sequentially in different sessions and two sessions were dedicated to each decade; 3) Religious song reminiscence in which popular religious songs from the 1920sthrough to 1970s were introduced in different sessions.
Health Status/Diagnosis
Healthy Persons
Study log
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OBJECTIVES: Reminiscence is a popular intervention for seniors, but, with mixed evidence supporting its efficacy, questions have been raised about the mechanisms underlying improvement. The present paper addresses this question by investigating the degree to which health effects depend on the development of a shared sense of group identification. This is examined in the context of traditional story-based reminiscence as well as novel forms of song-based reminiscence.</div>
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METHOD: As the focus of a <span data-scayt_word="manualized" data-scaytid="7">manualized</span> intervention, 40 participants were randomly assigned to secular song (n=13), religious song (n=13), or standard story reminiscence (n=14) groups. These were run over six weeks with cognitive performance, anxiety, and life satisfaction measured before and after the intervention. Measures of group fit were included to examine whether social identification contributed to outcomes.</div>
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RESULTS: No evidence of change emerged over time as a function of intervention form alone, but analysis of identification data revealed significant interactions with the type of reminiscence group. Specifically, initial fit with the story reminiscence group was associated with enhanced cognitive outcomes and greater life satisfaction, while fit with the religious song reminiscence group was associated with greater life satisfaction and less anxiety.</div>
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CONCLUSION: These findings show that group identification is a key moderator through which reminiscence promotes health outcomes. Implications for theory and practice highlight an inherent limitation in randomized controlled trials insofar as they may compromise participants&#39; group identification.</div>

Azcurra 2012

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Reminiscence Therapy//Counseling and Informal Social Contacts//Unstructured Social Contact
Dosage and Duration
The reminiscence therapy group received 24 bi-weekly sessions of reminiscence therapy, lasting one hour each, over a period of 12 weeks. The control group was administered counseling and informal social contacts in bi-weekly sessions of one hour. The comparison group received unstructured social contact, again in bi-weekly sessions of one hour each.
Health Status/Diagnosis
Alzheimer Disease (AD)

Van Bogaert 2013

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Reminiscence//No Reminiscence
Dosage and Duration
Individual thematically-based 6-8 reminiscence sessions based on the SolCos model or no reminiscence for 4 weeks
Health Status/Diagnosis
Alzheimer Disease (AD)
Study log
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Coded from the abstract</p>

Petsanis 2011

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
Unclear
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Reality Orientation//Reminiscence//Exercise//Cognitive Strategies
Dosage and Duration
4 programs - reality orientation, reminiscence, exercise and cognitive strategies
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia
Study log
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Coded from the abstract</p>

Akanuma 2011

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Group Reminiscence Approach (GRA) with Reality Orientation (RO)//Usual Care
Dosage and Duration
1 hour session of GRA with RO once a week for 3 months or usual supportive care for 3 months
Health Status/Diagnosis
Vascular Dementia (VaD)

Haight 2006

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Life review//Life storybook
Dosage and Duration
Life review intervention plus Life storybook intervention or usual care for 8 weeks
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia