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This study is a feasibility randomized controlled trial (RCT) for an evidence-based intervention for people with moderate to severe dementia in Hong Kong. The psychosocial intervention is adapted from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), translated and adapted for the Hong Kong Chinese population, and developed within the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework.

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The World Health Organization calls for an increase of psychosocial interventions for dementia-a global epidemic. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is the only non-pharmacological therapy recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for improving cognition for mild to moderate dementia. However, there is little guidance on how to maximise cognition for severe dementia. Advanced Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (ACST) will be the first evidence-based complex intervention for moderate to severe dementia developed within the Medical Research Framework and building upon CST's key principles. This feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT) aims to 1) translate and adapt ACST for the Chinese population; 3) evaluate the feasibility of Advanced Cognitive Stimulation Therapy - Hong Kong (ACST-HK). A sample of 32 participants will be recruited, where 16 will be randomly allocated to ACST, and 16 to treatment as usual (TAU). Data will be collected pre and post the 7-week intervention period. Improving the cognition and QoL for people with moderate to severe dementia is vital because dementia's prevalence is projected to reach 152 million by 2050, resulting in excessive excess disability. Developing an intervention targeting Chinese-the largest aging population-is also novel and allows ACST-HK to impact internationally from its infancy. ;

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NCT number NCT04555629
Study type Interventional
Source University College, London
Contact Esther K Hui, BSc
Phone +85264643261
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date November 1, 2020
Completion date November 1, 2022

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