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The Walloon Alzheimer Project: non-pharmacological therapy for Alzheimer’s patients

Taking care of Alzheimer’s patients represents both a medical and a social challenge and, given the difficulty of developing an effective curative treatment, non-pharmacological therapeutic approaches have been developed over the last few years.

The Department of Cognitive Sciences of the Health Institute has recently developed an innovative therapy programme for Alzheimer’s patients, which combines, in a dual approach, cognitive stimulation for the patient and specific support to caregivers to help them communicate with the patient. Preliminary results clearly show that the patient’s abilities are maintained while the caregiver’s level of burden decreases.